- Conflict Intelligence (CIQ): Harnessing The Power of Conflict and Influence at Work, May 23-24
Join us for this 2-day experiential workshop that stresses the importance for leaders of developing the capacity to adapt to be able to employ various strategies and tactics for conflict management effectively in organizations in order to marshal their potential energy and avoid pitfalls.
- ACR Student Writing Competition - Papers due May 12
The theme for the 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference is "Mainstreaming Creative Conflict Resolution". Students are invited to submit original written work that addresses this topic. Winners will be invited to present on their paper at the ACR-GNY 2013 Annual Conference on June 20, 2013 in New York City.
- The 9th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards Ceremony was a great success!
It was an absolute honor and privilege to hear Gretchen Buchenholz speak about her life's work with the Association to Benefit Children and to hear Anna Gaarde, our graduate student paper winner, discuss her work on using photography as a tool for human rights advocacy. Thank you to everyone who attended and for honoring our very special guests! If you missed it, you can still catch these great presentations in the video.
- Leymah Gbowee at Columbia University
On February 18, 2013, the World Leaders Forum program featured an address by Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate, Liberian peace activist, Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, titled True Leadership Requires Accountability: The Way Forward for New African Leadership, followed by a question and answer session with the audience facilitated by Peter T. Coleman.
- Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education
In light of the unprecedented dimensions of conflict, violence and inequality, the Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education was established at Teachers College, Columbia University to examine education's role in sometimes exacerbating structural or direct violence, as well as its potential to promote peace and respect for human rights. Please do visit our blog to interact with practitioners in the fields of Peace and Human Rights Education, Education in Emergencies and Conflict Transformation.
- New Article in Psychology Today by Peter T. Coleman - Communicating with Rogue States: The Power of the Weak
Syria, North Korea, and Iran. Today these three nations share the dubious distinction of being labeled by the international community as well-armed rogue states ruled by leaders who are insane, criminal, or worse and who pose grave threats to regional stability and peace. They also share the fact that they have completely stymied the UN, the US and most of the international community, who currently appear to have few viable solutions on the table for mitigating the escalating hostilities and rhetoric.
- 9th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice, April 11th, 2013
Please join us in honoring the 2013 Morton Deutsch Scholar-Practitioner Award Recipient: Gretchen Buchenholz, Co-founder of the Association to Benefit Children (ABC). Her talk is titled A Child's Tale: Marginalization to Power. Introduction by Teachers College President, Dr. Susan Fuhrman. Anna Gaarde will be awarded the 2013 Morton Deutsch Award for an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper on Social Justice. From 6-8pm in Grace Dodge Hall 179.
- Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward from April 5-7
AC4 and the ICCCR are proud to be among the co-sponsers for Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward the third annual interdisciplinary criminal justice conference at Columbia University on April 5th, 6th and 7th featuring keynote speaker Angela Davis. The conference aims to raise consciousness about current ideas and efforts to end mass incarceration and includes topics relevant to conflict resolution practitioners such as violence prevention, oppression, and stigma. The conference is free and open to the public.