The MD-ICCCR is part of a larger peace and conflict community at Columbia University. Within this community, we work most closely with both the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, and the MS Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NeCR) at the School of Professional Studies.
Our 3 entities together form a robust learning community, and we work together throughout the year to:
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AC4 centrally works to enable and support integrative research and practice on sustainable peace, constructive conflict engagement, and sustainable development.
To this end, they house four "Signature Projects"--Women, Peace, and Security; Environment, Peace and Security; Youth, Peace, and Security; and the Sustainable Peace Project--each of which includes an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners. To learn more about these project areas, please visit https://ac4.earth.columbia.edu/signature-initiatives
Additionally, AC4 offers several graduate student fellowships, including support for independent research projects and funding scholarships for two annual conferences--the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference held in July, and the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) conference held in October. To learn more about these scholarships, please visit https://ac4.earth.columbia.edu/content/fellowships
The NeCR program is a 40-credit graduate degree program, available both full- and part-time, that emerged out of the certificate program here at the MD-ICCCR. The NeCR program is designed to be an immersive graduate program for students who work directly or want to work directly in the field of conflict resolution and peace building. The program combines theory and applied training to prepare its students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires.