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  • Research Areas

    Advocacy and Activism - The advent of the Internet, an increased emphasis on globalism and the proliferation of network theory...

    Collaborative Governance - Collaboration is an essential tool in an increasingly interconnected world. We examine how collaborative govern...


    Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts - The rapid growth of industry and the intense competition for natural resources have brought...

    International and Intra-state Conflicts - We strive to understand the transformation of largescale destructive conflicts involving...

  • Recent News

  • Hirsch Awarded SUNY  Presidential Research Fellowship. PARCC Faculty Research Director of Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, Paul Hirsch, was awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Research Foundation of the State University of New York as part of the Networks of Excellence Program.  His research will focus on implementing ways to overcome barriers to interdisciplinary collaboration. 1/21/15   

    "Peaceful at the Core" Curriculum.
      PARCC Faculty Associate and Professor of Education, Mara Sapon-Shevin is using children’s literature as the foundation for dialogue, the “Peaceful at the Core” curriculum is divided developmentally into K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grade levels and is aligned with the Common Core. 1/15/15

    Kriesberg book to be published in March 2015.  PARCC Faculty Associate Louis Kriesberg's latest book Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach (Oxford University Press) is available for pre-order purchase now. The book uses a constructive conflict approach, which demonstrates how conflicts can be waged and resolved so that they are broadly beneficial rather than mutually destructive.  1/14/15

    Depolarizing The Environment: Thinking Broadly About Science, Policy and Politics (SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines).  February 13, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SUNY-ESF Gateway Center.  Program Description: From land use conflict to climate change to hydrofracking to a host of other issues, why are environmental issues so polarizing? Is it political opportunism? Is it scientific ignorance? Is it an academic monoculture, insulated from the realities of the world? What avenues, if any, exist for constructive engagement across political divides? What can we do as academics to promote constructive discussion at the difficult interface of environment, politics, culture and science?  Join  SUNY-ESF for a thought-provoking Conversations in the Disciplines on the topic “Depolarizing the Environment." We will explore how the science of the environment can be better engaged with the political and social realms we inhabit, and how to foster a culture of intellectual openness at the difficult interface of environment, politics, culture and science. 1/14/15

    Nabatchi receives NIH Grant.  Tina Nabatchi,  PARCC Research Co-Director of Collaborative Governance, recently received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality to implement an innovative research project about public deliberation and public health. Specifically, Dr. Nabatchi is partnering with the Jefferson Center and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) to engage healthcare consumers in developing informed, practical, patient-focused recommendations for preventing, identifying, and reporting diagnostic error. SIDM will use the recommendations to develop strategic plans, policy statements, research agendas, and a patient engagement tool kit, which will be widely distributed through its networks of healthcare systems, providers, and consumers, and at its annual conference. 12/5/14

    Announcing the Seventh Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition- For Collaborative Public Management, Networks and Public Management, Collaborative Governance, and Collaborative Problem Solving.  Cash prizes of $5,000 for best teaching case, best teaching simulation. 10/13/14

    Kriesberg Fund Supports Constructive Approaches to Conflict. We invite PARCC supporters to give to the fund he established for teaching and research on constructively waged conflict. Lou is currently focused on a new book to be published by Oxford Univ. Press. 8/22/14

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