CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).
The research project, which analyzes the Constituency-Level Elections Archive, will be in collaboration with faculty at the University of Michigan and American University. [ more... ]
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Paul Huth and David Backer are PIs on a new contract that has been awarded by USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, through Management Systems International [ more... ]
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CIDCM mourns the passing of Dr. Suheil Bushrui
Dr. Suheil Bushrui, a well-loved and respected member of the CIDCM family, passed away on Sept. 2 at age 85. Dr. Bushrui served as Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace since 2006 and Bahá'í Chair for World Peace from 1993 to 2006. In these roles and throughout his life, he advocated for peace and dialogue, and considered questions of ethics and spirituality in his scholarship. [ more... ]
Prof. Wilkenfeld's New Book on Negotiation
Negotiations to prevent or end conflict play a crucial role in today's conflict-ridden world, and this hands-on text is an essential introduction to the high-stakes realm of international negotiation. [ more... ]
Prof. Wilkenfeld's New Book on Global Challenges
Professor John Wilkenfeld's New Book titled "Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action" is set to be released August 30, 2015 and can be preordered today. The book discusses a collaborative and systematic approach to facing a number of international issues. [ more... ]
Peter White,University of Maryland Ph.D. Candidate "The Spoils of Defeat and the Hazards of Victory: International Crisis Outcome and Military Political Participation" [ more... ]
Yon Lupu, George Washington University "The Relationship between the Forms of Repression and Violent Dissent" [ more... ]