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

Israel-Palestine Conflict Resolution Course


Conflict Resolution: The Israeli-Palestinian Experiment. This groundbreaking, interactive course provides an in-depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing historical narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns. Course meets 8/3-8/21, Tu/Th 6-9:20 pm, 1101TYD [ more... ]

Upcoming Events

Female Perspectives on the Nile

A conversation and musical performance on the challenges and opportunities that women in the Nile Basin countries face, and how this relates to regional gender issues. [ 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... ]