This issue includes the latest news from ACand the Columbia Conflict Community, including upcoming 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,

We hope your semester is going well and wish you luck as midterms approach! AC4 hopes that we, as a community, are collectively continuing to bind together to pursue peace and justice. 

With many upcoming dates and events, we wanted to make sure you get our latest updates! Keep reading for exciting deadlines and opportunities for students, interviews with valuable scholars, and information about new and upcoming AC4 initiatives.

Last Chance to Apply for Grad Student Fellowship!

AC4 will provide funding of up to $3,000 for 10 Columbia University graduate students and one team of students for $6,000, to support interdisciplinary research or practice-based projects addressing conflict, violence, development, and/or sustainable peace. Apply by Friday!

Deadline: February 17, 2017, at 11:59 EST

Introducing Our New Initiative on
Women, Peace, and Security

Directed by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, this new program is grounded in an understanding of the need to showcase multiple types of knowledge and action when considering peace. It seeks to create opportunities for graduate students, faculty and women peacebuilders in the field to learn from one another. Learn more about the vision and the staff leading this exciting initiative!

Save the Date: Sustaining Peace Forum 2017

On March 23rd, 2017, we are hosting the 5th Annual Sustaining Peace Forum that 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, a research showcase, and multiple networking opportunities. RSVP will open one month prior to the event.

Deadline Extended: Apply for the AC4 Graduate Research Assistant Position!

This spring, AC4 is offering students the opportunity to utilize their skills in statistics and meta-analysis to advance a project focused on sustainable peace. Qualified graduate students enrolled in a Columbia University Master’s or Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. See position description and application instructions for more details. Please send cover letter and CV to by February 26th!

Deadline: February 26, 2017, at 11:59 EST

Conversations from the Leading Edge

In our latest WKCR episode, Peter T. Coleman interviews Dr. Desmond Patton, an innovative social work researcher who focuses on youth violence research. Listen on as he shares stories about his research on Internet Banging, as well as the potential utility of social media to identify certain hot zones or spots of violence as well as the implications and challenges of working with social media.

Listen to the Latest Podcast!

Deadline: 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.

Submission deadline: February 15th.

Apply today! 

Science Practice Incubator

Our partners at the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution are starting incubator groups for students and alumni across the university. Learn more about this unique opportunity to get involved in applying science to peacebuilding. 

Info Session: Thursday, Feb 16, 6-7pm

2017 Learning Exchange with CMM Institute 

The CMM Learning Exchange is an annual forum that brings together a diverse community of individuals and groups to focus on and advance individual and collective understanding on communication, as put forth by the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). This fellowship program supports CMM as a way to address issues of violence, conflict, peace, and sustainability. Learn more and apply.

Applications are due by March 15, 2017 by 2400 (midnight) EST
Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) - Earth Institute, Columbia University

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