This issue includes the latest news from AC4 and the Columbia conflict community, including news on the new AC4 Graduate Fellows, funding opportunities and many upcoming events!
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Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) - Earth Institute, Columbia University
April 7, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome our next AC4 fellowship cohort, the 2016-17 Graduate Fellows. This powerful program offers funding support to a mix of masters and doctorate level students who are each bringing a unique, interdisciplinary perspective and a practice-based research or internship project promising to make an impact on current social or environmental issues in the field of conflict resolution. 

We hope you will take a moment to click around to learn more about these remarkable students who will be creating or bringing focus and support to peacebuilding efforts in a variety of places, including Myanmar, Nigeria, India, Egypt, El Salvador and also here in the U.S.. We'll also be sharing reflections with you from their fieldwork over the summer, so stay tuned.

Apply now for the AC4 Fellowship to the 2016 CMM Learning Exchange!

Call for applications! The 2016 Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Learning Exchange is offered in partnership with Columbia University. This is a great opportunity to present, learn and/or engage in current research and practice on CMM, bringing a communications approach to conflict resolution. The fellowship opportunity is open to current graduate students or alumni of conflict resolution or peace-building programs from Columbia University or other universities around the globe. 
2016 CMM Learning Exchange
October 14-17, 2016
Oracle, Arizona

Application Deadline: midnight, April 25, 2016

AC4 Podcast Now on iTunes

You can now subscribe to the AC4 Podcast: Conversations from the Leading Edge at:

or simply through the iTunes store.


Our monthly conversations on the Late City Edition of WKCR (89.9FM) are now also a podcast on iTunes! The show hosts rotate, including AC4 Executive Director Beth Fisher-Yoshida and AC4's Meredith Smith, with some of today’s most courageous and inspired scholar-practitioners as they explore strategies to advance study and practice of peacebuilding and conflict resolution at Columbia University and around the globe. This month's episode takes an eye-opening look into creativity and how it connects to conflict resolution with Michael Hanchett Hanson, a scholar on creativity, who is working to further understanding on creativity as an ideology and to inspire collaborative, life-affirming action and solutions to complex problems, from psychologists and educators to artists and philosophers, and anyone involved with creativity. Listen now!

Join us on April 28th!

Thursday, April 28
Teachers College

Featuring Performances by Eli Smith, host of the Down Home Radio Show and Peter Stampfel of the The Holy Modal Rounders and The Fugs! Joined by Ali Dineen, Feral Foster, and Ernie Vega!

Commentary by Farid Johnson, singer, percussionist, Vietnam Veteran AND Brandon Mills, singer, songwriter, Marine Recon Scout Sniper.

Reserve your ticket now at

Student ticket $14 General Admission $22

100% of ticket proceeds go directly to the cost of programming at Service Together, a program of Intersections International. Service Together brings veterans and civilians together in dialogue and service projects in order to bridge the military-civilian divide. Read more about our programming at

Event Webpage or join the event on Facebook.

Stay Connected!

We hope to see you at one of the events events this month, and invite you to connect with us on social media to share ideas, photos, and thoughts.
Upcoming Events

12th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice

Teachers College | GDH 179
6:00 - 8:00pm

 Book Talk: Peaceland
Thursday, April 14
3:00 - 5:00pm
SIPA | room TBD

RSVP here
Sponsored by ANCoRS and the Conflict Resolution Working Group at SIPA

Photography, Conflict and Press Freedom with Colombia Photographer, Federico Ríos Escobar
Tonight, April 7
Pupin 420

Teachers College  Psychology Conference
Friday, April 15
11:00am - 6:00pm
Joyce B. Cowin Center

Keynote #1 by AC4 Executive Director,
Peter T. Coleman

Syria Film Series will bring together a number of films that touch on the refugee problem, the situation inside of Syria, and the reality of the destruction of cultural, social and political artifacts. The aim of the film series is to bring a diverse set of artistic interpretations of what Syria is to different people: from citizens, neighbors and refugees to intellectuals, historians, politicians and archaeologists.

Queens of Syria:
Monday, April 11th
503 Hamilton Hall,
8:00 - 10:00pm 

The Destruction of Memory + Q&A
Tuesday, April 12th 
304 Held Auditorium, 
Our Terrible Country
Wednesday, April 13th
304 Held Auditorium, 
7:00 - 9:30pm 

Syrian Film Week schedule with more information is available on Facebook Event page.
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