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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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... ]
Ted Plettner, University of Maryland "The Ethnic Structure of Civil Conflict" [ more... ]
Susan Stokes, GVPT Distinguished Lecture [ more... ]
Trey Billing and Andrew Lugg, University of Maryland "Conflicted Capital: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Post-Conflict Economic Recovery" [ more... ]
Miles Kahler, American University Title TBA [ more... ]
Manuel Vogt, Princeton University "Ethnic Stratification and the Equilibrium of Inequality: Ethnic Conflict in Postcolonial States" [ more... ]
Bahar Leventoglu, Duke University Title TBA [ more... ]
Caitlin McCulloch, University of Maryland "Natural Disasters and Conflict: Disaster Diplomacy or Just Disaster?" [ more... ]
Margaret Weir, GVPT Distinguished Lecture [ more... ]