This issue includes the latest news from ACand the Columbia Conflict Community, including upcoming deadlines, updates, and peace and conflict resolution events!
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Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) - Earth Institute, Columbia University
Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome back from winter break! We hope your break was fulfilling and that your semester is off to a brilliant start. We have much in store this year and can't wait to tell you about our events, programs and opportunities. It continues to be pertinent to bind together as a community to support and promote peace.

Keep reading for exciting opportunities for students, interviews with scholars, and updates on more AC4 initiatives.

Don't forget to apply for the AC4 grad student fellowship - the deadline is nearly 3 weeks away! Read below for more info.

Apply Now:

AC4 Grad Student Fellowship!


Applications for our 2017 graduate student fellowships will be accepted until February 17th. AC4 will provide funding for 11 selected practice-oriented projects, including internships, doctorate research, masters level research and a team project to support interdisciplinary research addressing conflict, violence, development, and/or sustainable peace.

Don't miss out! 

Deadline: February 17, 2017, at 11:59 EST.
Questions? Contact Meredith Smith:


Morton Deutsch Social Justice Awards


The MD-ICCCR is sponsoring the 13th Annual Morton Deutsch Award for an outstanding graduate student paper on social justice. This award is designed to recognize innovative scholarship and practice in the area of social justice.

Apply today!

Submission deadline: February 15th

Conversations from the Leading Edge:

Mediators and Decision Making

Conversations from the Leading Edge with the Columbia Radio Station, WKCR, features Dr. Kenneth Kressel who studies the nature and management of social conflict, with a particular focus on the use of third party mediation as a method for resolving highly polarized conflicts. "All mediation is local... context shapes the process," says Dr. Kressel, a professor ​in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, with PhD from Columbia University.

Listen to the Latest Podcast!
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5th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On March 23rd, 2017, AC4 will be hosting the 5th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum at Columbia University. This full day event will explore how to build peace within our communities in the U.S. and globally, with aim of catalyzing policy, education, and practice into action.

The Forum will include high-profile speakers, panel discussions, an interactive workshop, a research showcase, and multiple networking opportunities. Join us!

MD-ICCCR is hiring!

The Website and Online Communications Support Intern role will support the Project Coordinator to 1) maintain and update the MD-ICCCR website; 2) research and integrate new content to the site and 3) initiate and moderate conversations on social media channels regarding the articles, blog posts and resources that are posted.
Latest MD-ICCCR Blog

"Is there a Non-Violent Response to Terrorism?" by Becca Bass

"What if our “War on Terror” only perpetuates more terror? Do military responses to terrorism ignore its roots? The idea of responding to terrorist activities with non-violence seems paradoxical. However, as activist George Lakey
..." Keep reading!

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