About Us



Revolutionizing the Science and Practice of Peace and Conflict

MD-ICCCR is an innovative Science-Practice Center committed to developing knowledge and practice to promote constructive conflict resolution, effective cooperation and social justice. We partner with groups, organizations and communities who wish to learn constructive conflict strategies so that they may develop just and peaceful relationships. We work with sensitivity to cultural differences and emphasize the links between research, education, and practice.



Research: We lead psychologically informed interdisciplinary research on the core theoretical and practical dynamics of constructive conflict resolution effective cooperation and social justice, built upon the theoretical legacies of Kurt Lewin and Morton Deutsch.

Education: We support the development of future leaders and increase public awareness of constructive strategies for change through our publications, media, certificate programs and executive education offerings.  

Practice:  We partner with groups and organizations to provide practical, evidence-based, locally relevant services.


Founded on Morton Deutsch’s legacy, we are committed to:

  • Conducting rigorous basic science on difficult social issues.
  • Honoring both empirical and practical knowledge.
  • Promoting constructive conflict and social justice.
  • Engaging in a scientifically informed and culturally sensitive manner.
  • Understanding essential phenomena within a complex, systemic context.
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