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

CIDCM mourns the passing of Dr. Suheil Bushrui

Dr. Bushrui speaking at UMD

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... ]

Upcoming Events

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Yon Lupu, George Washington University "The Relationship between the Forms of Repression and Violent Dissent" [ more... ]