Center for International Conflict Resolution
The Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University contributes to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education and fieldwork. CICR strives to increase understanding of international conflicts through innovative, collaborative research and is committed to offering courses that disseminate knowledge about conflicts and their causes. CICR responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering individuals and organizations to address conflict constructively. CICR's research, education and fieldwork inform one another, creating a unique synergy that enriches each element of the center's work. CICR also coordinates efforts of academics and practitioners from governmental, nongovernmental and international organizations in joint research and action. Located within the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, CICR routinely participates in partnerships inside and outside the university.