The Center for International Conflict Resolution contributes to conflict transformation and peace-building of deadly conflict worldwide through research, education and practice. CICR responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering individuals and organizations to address conflicts constructively. CICR also coordinates its efforts with academics and practitioners from international, governmental and non-governmental organizations in joint research and action.
The Center for International Conflict Resolution is located within the Salzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA),Columbia University. CICR’s mandate is to:
- Produce and disseminate research to meet the academic standards of excellence set by Columbia University as a major center of research.
- Respond effectively to the academic needs of graduate students who come to the School for its world-renowned education and specialized training.
- Equip practitioners in the field with cutting edge tools, methodologies and knowledge to help them carry out their peace-building work.
- Help ensure that practice is conducted in a sustainable and long-term manner with early-warning and conflict prevention in mind.
- Fully honor its responsibility – to those people who are touched by deadly violence and its aftermath – to address conflict sensitively in a holistic and sustainable manner.