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    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

    Prof. Lou Kriesberg recently wrote two commentary pieces about current events "Ways to Advance Equal Justice in America" and "Advancing Black Equity in America".  Both pieces appear on PARCC's Conflict and Collaboration blog.  His recent writings can also be found on Muck Rack.

    Prof. Jok Madut Jok recently wrote an editorial for Kenya's Nation newspaper.  It is about the current situation in Ethiopia.  It is titled, "Who will blink first to save Ethiopia from totally ruining itself by its own hands?"

    Prof. Farhana Sultana interviewed by Scientific American and Climate Brief about Climate Change and the Presidential Election.  PARCC Environmental Conflict and Collaboration Research Director Farhana Sultana was recently interviewed by Scientific American.  The interview, "Here's How Scientists Want Biden to Take on Climate Change" can be found at this link and was published 11/12/2020.  Her interview with Climate Brief "U.S. Election: Climate Experts React to Joe Biden's Victory" can be found at this link.

    Louis Kriesberg will participate in The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, a virtual event, November 23-26, 2020. His presentation, “Managing COVID-19 Impacts on Social Trust in the USA,” will be on the panel: “Social Trust and Political Practices in the New Normal.”   His panel will be on November 24 at 10:30 p.m.

     Prof. Purser named Motonna Professor. PARCC Faculty Associate Prof. Grechen Purser has been named the Ralph E. Montonna Professor at the Maxwell School for the 2020-2021 academic year.  This endowed professorship recognizes her contributions to undergraduate teaching.  Prof. Purser is also the Research Director of the PARCC Advocacy and Activism Research Group.

    Project Save the World.  PARCC Faculty Associates Prof. Louis Kriesberg (also former PARCC Director) and Prof. Bruce Dayton are participating in a video conversation for Project Save the World.    Their conversation is called Conflict Transformation and discuss this with host Metta Spencer.  Kriesberg and Dayton specialize in constructive ways of handling conflicts—which may, they explain to Metta, involve combinations of persuasion,  reward, and/or coercion.  Video: https://youtu.be/aJ_1KM4ot7Q or Audio podcast: https://projectsavetheworld.libsyn.com/transforming-conflict.

    Remembering John Burdick.  "John Burdick passed away on 4 July 2020. John was a dear colleague and wonderful friend, and a dedicated contributor to PARCC.  John was one of the first colleagues I met when I came to the Maxwell School to direct PARCC (then PARC, The Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts).  It didn’t take long before John became an integral member of the PARC leadership team. He co-founded the Syracuse Social Movements Initiative (SSMI), and directed it for the ensuing 11 years. He became a PARC Associate Director, working to bring students, colleagues, and community members, into our work. We spent many hours with one another putting together SSMI and shaping PARC.  John brought a passion for social justice and helping people forge better lives.  After a little bit I stopped being surprised when I got email from him at 2 or 3 in the morning, and appreciated the enormous energy he brought to everything he did.  In PARC and in other university settings, we spent long hours in various meetings. John was always doodling in the margins of his notepad—wonderful portraits of others around the table.  As anthropology department colleagues we shared interest in methods, theory, and action research. Those shared intellectual interests led us through many intense conversations, not infrequently over drinks. He insisted on intellectual honesty, methodological rigor, and thoughtful reflection. When meetings or conversations were fraught John might bust out a Broadway show tune, or a Tom Lehrer parody to lighten moods.  I don’t think I ever heard him say ‘no’ to a request to help out on a project or committee.  John was always open, supportive, and respectful; characteristics that served him well in his indefatigable efforts to build consensus among diverse constituencies.  Although SSMI ceased its operations, John continued as a generous, integral member of the (now) PARCC leadership.  Although he is no longer physically with us, and we all will miss him dearly, his enormous gifts of heart and mind suffuse PARCC, the anthropology department, and the university generally, and leave us a precious and lasting legacy." By Robert A. Rubinstein, Ph.D., MsPH Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Professor of International Relations.

    Prof. Nabatchi awarded CUSE Grant.  

    Few – if any – public policy problems can be addressed effectively by a single government agency working alone. Indeed, our current policy challenges, whether environmental, economic, educational, or otherwise, necessitate “collaborative governance,” a term used to indicate the practice of bringing together multiple stakeholders in mutual forums to engage in decision making about problems that cannot be solved or easily solved by single organizations acting alone.  

    This project centers on building the world’s first large-n database on collaborative governance that spans and connects multi-level quantitative and qualitative data on structures, processes, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Once built, the Atlas will contain “entries” about the use of collaborative governance in numerous locations and policy areas. This will allow scholars to conduct – for the first time ever – large scale, comparative empirical analyses, which has profound implications for research, practice, and policy. 



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    Farhana Sultana

    Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at PARCC

    Farhana Sultana

    Farhana Sultana is the new Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflict at PARCC.