About CIDCM

Tydings Hall, University of Maryland, College ParkCIDCM 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).

Current Developments

CIDCM Spotlight

Peace and Conflict 2014

Peace and Conflict 2014 book cover

CIDCM's flagship biennial publication, Peace and Conflict 2014, has been released. The report covers a range of topics including political and social instability, conflict, democratization, and terrorism. [ more... ]

Upcoming Events

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Sabine Otto, Konstanz "The Grass Is Always Greener. Why Armed Groups Switch Sides in Civil Conflict" [ more... ]

The Nuclear Issue: Current State of Play

A Sadat Chair panel discussion with Thomas R. Pickering, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Suzanne Maloney, and moderator Shibley Telhami. Introductory remarks by Gregory Ball. [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Dan Siegel, UMD "State Hosting of Foreign Rebel Groups" [ more... ]

Iranian Women Writers

Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Elisabeth Gilmore, UMD Public Policy Title TBA [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Jim Vreeland, Georgetown "Data Dissemination and Regime Stability" [ more... ]

Frontiers of Globalization and Governance Series

Amitav Acharya, American University, and Virginia Haufler, University of Maryland, College Park [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Rachel Stein, George Washington "War and Revenge: Explaining Conflict Initiation by Democracies" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Page Fortna, Columbia (in conjunction with Women Graduate Student Group) Title TBA [ more... ]