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

Vera Mironova "Fight or Flight in Civil War? Evidence from Rebel-Controlled Syria" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Nathan Jensen, George Washington University "Foreign Firms and Local Elections: A Field Experiment on Investment Incentives in 3,000 US Cities" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Steve Arves and Joe Braun, University of Maryland "See No Evil, Read No Evil: Measuring the Effects of Imagery and Narrative on Human Rights Attitudes" [ more... ]