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).
Multi-Track Diplomacy -- 2014 Winter Program
CIDCM Professors Edy Kaufman and John Davies will again be teaching their popular "Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict" course in January 2014. Professionals, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to register. [ more... ]
MIDCM Assistant Director Appointed
Dr. Stacy J. Kosko has been appointed as Assistant Director of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM), after spending the past year as an MIDCM Lecturer. Dr. Kosko joined MIDCM after completing her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, with a concentration in international development. [ more... ]