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.

Carboni and Nabatchi publish Minnowbrook at 50 Conference Report "Assessing the Past and Future of Public Administration: Reflections from the Minnowbrook at 50 Conference" was published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The report, written by Tina Nabatchi and Julia Carboni, provides a recap of the Minnowbrook at 50 discussions, summarizes insights from participants, and presents relevant issues and recommendations.
New book published by PARCC Faculty.   Overcoming Intractable Conflicts: New Approaches to Constructive Transformation, edited by Miriam Elman, Catherine Gerard, Galia Golan, and Louis Kriesberg, brings together work from Syracuse University faculty, guests, and a broad group of scholars from Israeli universities. It is an update of Intractable Conflicts and their Transformation (Kriesberg, Thorson, and Northrup, 1989) to include more disciplines. Receive a 30% discount if you enter the code RLINEW19 at the checkout when you order from
Maxwell Student Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.  Student Associates from PARCC facilitated the Maxwell Student Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1-3 pm in the Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall.  All Maxwell graduate and undergraduate students were invited to join other students for a conversation discussing ideas and vision for a more inclusive Maxwell community.  
State Department Official Visit to PARCC.  PARCC and Career Services hosted Matt Steinhelfer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) on Feb. 28, 2020 for a talk with students about careers followed by a formal presentation.  In his role, Matt leads the Bureau’s efforts to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflict and instability in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. A Civil Servant, he brings a wealth of qualitative and quantitative analysis, program management, organizational development, and regional expertise to the bureau.
Participatory Budgeting in Public Schools.  Tina Nabatchi and Catherine Gerard are working with the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) to design and implement a 3-year Participatory Budgeting (PB) process in 7 schools.  Participatory Budgeting (PB) will engage students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community in making decisions about how to allocate funds to improve student success. Year 1 of the project began in Spring 2020.  
New book edited by PARCC Research Director Farhana Sultana. The book is titled “Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water.”
New activity on our blog.  PARCC's blog, Conflict and Collaboration, has recent posts from Lou Kriesberg and Prof. Jok Madut Jok.  Lou Kriesberg's post is called "On Taking Action" and Prof. Jok has contributed several posts about the impact of COVID-19 on Africa.
Lou Kriesberg published an additional op-ed piece, Ways to Advance Equal Justice in America. In this piece, he looks for solutions but writes "but bringing about widespread changes that are widely desired is mired in many other grave conflicts, in new crises, and by willful distractions.  Nevertheless, there are many alternatives that many different people can take to advance justice for all."  You can read the entire piece at the Conflict and Collaboration blog website. 
 Lou Kriesberg published a new op-ed piece, Advancing Black Equality in America.  "How Americans who are not part of the BLM movement respond to it is critical. Expressing recognition of the injustices African Americans experience in the criminal justice system is a step toward peace and justice."  Read more at at the Conflict and Collaboration blog website.
Policy Studies Special Issue on "Revisiting Deliberative Policy Analysis Published.  Ya Li, PARCC visiting research professor and Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Public Administration at Beihang University, co-edited this special issue with Professor Hendrik Wagenaar. Professor Li also contributes the lead article “Deliberative Policy Analysis: Towards a Methodological Orientation” in this issue. 7/30/19

Schnell publishes study on factors associated with open governments.  The article was published in the American Review of Public Administration.  It is titled, “Which Countries Have More Open Governments?  Assessing Structural Determinants of Openness” 7/11/19

Community-Wide Mental Health Dialogue hosted by Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital and facilitated by the Lerner Center for Health Promotion and PARCC.  Join us in a community dialogue to share your ideas and perspectives about child and adolescent mental health prevention and maintenance. Tuesday, June 4, 6-8 pm at the CNY Biotech Accelerator at Upstate.  5/31/19

 Winners of Twelfth Annual E-PARCC Competition Announced.  Visit the E-PARCC website to see all previously published cases and simulations. 5/31/19

Kriesberg interview in Eurasia Expert. The interview is titled "Expert: After Trump's election Europeans and many Americans are doing what is needed themselves". 5/6/19

Elman takes a  two-year leave to fill the position of Executive Director of the Academic Engagement Network. The Academic Engagement Network is an active organization of American college and university faculty opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, standing for academic freedom and freedom of expression, supporting education and robust conversation about Israel on campuses, and responding to antisemitism where it occurs. 5/1/19

PARCC Announces Name Change for Conflict Resolution Certificate of Advanced Study. The new name for the certificate program is Conflict and Collaboration. It can be completed on-campus or online, concurrently with a master's degree program or as a stand-alone program for professionals with at least 5-7 years of management experience. 4/30/19
Gerard featured in WCNY series on Women, War, and Peace. The documentary is about a local group called "Women Transcending Boundaries" and was produced in conjunction with PBS's ongoing series called "Women, War & Peace." Gerard discusses peacebuilding, dialogue, and how local efforts are important. 3/28/19
Nabatchi discusses volume, administration of FOIA requests in FNN.  The article is titled "FOIA study indicates ‘imbalance’ between agency staff and number of cases," According to Nabatchi, the ratio between workforce and number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests appears difficult to manage. 3/25/19
Annis is co-author of article in the Journal of Urban Affairs. The title of the article is "Revisit the drivers and barriers to e-governance in the mobile age: A case study on the adoption of city management mobile apps for smart urban governance." 3/4/19
Dickey interviewed by CNBC about government shutdown. The title of the video story is “The government shutdown faces mounting lawsuits, including over ‘involuntary servitude.’” 1/18/19

Dickey opinion piece about government shutdown in The Washington Post.  It is titled “How can the government expect people to work without pay indefinitely?” 1/14/19
Louis Kriesberg and Joyce Neu,  “Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Field: Core Concepts and Issues,” is now online in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. It is available for free until January 25, 2019.   12/20/18
For Better Foreign Policies Petition published in USA Today.The petition was initiated by Louis Kriesberg and Robert Rubinstein and was signed by 124 scholars and practitioners in peace research or conflict resolution. 12/14/18
Rosemary O’Leary Prize for Scholarship on Women in Public Administration. International Research Society in Public Management (IRSPM) is launching a new prize for scholarship on women in public administration, named after Rosemary O’Leary – past co-director of PARCC and a previous IRSPM Routledge lifetime achievement award winner. 12/4/18  

Carboni Publishes New Report on Giving Circle Membership. The report looks at how giving circle participation influences members and explores how established members differ from new ones and is titled "Giving Circle Membership: How Collective Giving Impacts Donors." 11/26/18

Thompson participated Synod of Bishops at the Vatican. This international gathering was dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles in the Roman Catholic Church. 10/26/18
Kriesberg interview in Eurasia Expert The article, "War on terrorism led to the crisis of refugees and authoritarianism in Europe – American expert" was published in English on September 27th. The interview was published in the Russian language, on September 25, 2018.  9/27/18 

Elman Listed Among The Top 100 People "Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018."  The list was created by the Algemeiner newspaper and "focuses on individuals that have global and international impact, and that come from diverse groups." 9/19/18 
Tina Nabatchi, named Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration. The Strasser Professorship is the first named and endowed professorship specifically focused on public administration at the Maxwell School. 9/18/18
PARCC Symposium for Conflict and Collaboration: For Better or Worse Book. The book examines the relationships between ideas and practices in the fields of conflict resolution and collaboration from multiple disciplinary perspectives.  Authors will discuss their chapters and the points for discussion and research. 9/20/18

"Eviction Lab Misses the Mark," co-authored by Gretchen Purser and published in Shelterforce. It is a critique of Matthew Desmond's Eviction Lab and deals with housing policy, the politics of data production, and the methods of community-engaged research. 8/27/18    

Blood in the Rust Belt: Mourning and Memorialization in the Context of Community Violence” published in Current Anthropology. The paper is the latest product of an university-community collaboration in Syracuse addressing gun violence, its effects, and interventions to reduce the trauma it causes, and to reduce its incidence.  The research involves Syracuse University faculty and students and community collaborators in an innovative research and teaching model (CARE—Community Action Research and Education) developed by Sandra Lane (Falk College) and Robert Rubinstein during the past two decades. 8/21/18

Winners of the Eleventh Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition Are Now Available Online. This year we added  a new competition for cases in Development in Transition and Conflict Societies. 7/6/18

Kriesberg op-ed on nonviolent conflict published on CounterPunch. "Making Change Nonviolently," written by Louis Kriesberg was published on the CounterPunch website. "Overall, the evidence is clear that social movements seeking substantial change that rely on nonviolent methods are more likely to achieve their objectives than are those movements that resort to violence," says Kriesberg.  5/4/18

Castro Article Published in World Development. "Promoting Natural Resource Conflict Management in an Illiberal Setting: Experiences from Central Darfur, Sudan." It focuses on the continuing conflict and insecurity in Darfur region of Sudan. 5/3/18

New book from PARCC available May 2018Conflict and Collaboration: For Better or Worse is edited by Catherine Gerard and Louis Kriesberg.  The book examines the relationships between ideas and practices in the fields of conflict resolution and collaboration from multiple disciplinary perspectives. 4/25/18

PARCC Director Speaks at Launch of UPSA’s Institute of Work, Empowerment and Society. Catherine Gerard’s talk, given on April 30 in Accra, Ghana, was titled: “Neutrality of the Public Service in the Face of Increasing Politicization.”  4/30/18 

Maxwell student Tojeiro discusses participatory healthcare in PA Times
. Carol Tojeiro, who is working with Professor Tina Nabatchi on the Participedia Grant Project, discusses Brazil's success in being able to effectively engage its citizens on a variety of issues and in a variety of public institutions in her article "A Participatory Health Care System: What Can We Learn from Brazil?" published in PA Times. 5/8/18

PARCC is one of the co-sponsors of 2018 InsTED Workshop at Syracuse University The Workshop on “Advances in Institutions, Trade and Economic Development” will take place May 15th-16th 2018. Other sponsors include the Department of Economics, the Maxwell School Dean’s Office, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. 4/26/18 

"Building Public Spaces for Women in Pakistan," written by Asna Ali, who is working with Professor Tina Nabatchi on the Participedia Project grant, was published in PA Times.  Ali discusses a grassroots collective — Girls at Dhabas — that is pushing the boundaries on women's access to public spaces in Pakistan and she used a case from that website to shape this piece.  4/25/18

MPA student, Antonio Michel, has published a piece in PA Times (ASPA's online magazine). The article is titled "Participedia: A Platform for Learning About Public Participation Around the World." It will be followed periodically with articles by other students working on this grant with Professor Tina Nabatchi to present successful cases around the world and lessons extracted from the information and benefits of using Participedia as a tool to explore public participation. To obtain more information visit 3/26/18
Nabatchi gave the Stone Lecture at the 2018 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference.  She shared her thoughts with attendees about citizen participation, especially among the next generation of civil servants. 3/12/18
Kriesberg op-ed in The HillIt is titled,"The danger of a one-sided strategy for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." 2/15/18
Hromadžić paper published. The paper is titled  “On Being a Non-Refugee: Encounters with Professors, Borders, and Donuts” and was published in Maintaining Refuge: Anthropological Reflections in Uncertain Times co-edited by Fethi Keles (Ph.D. 2014). 1/11/18 
Elman discusses Trump's address on Jerusalem on NPR.  Miriam Elman was interviewed on NPR's AirTalk for the segment, "AirTalk debates: Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital." 12/7/17 

Elman post recognizes expulsion of Jews from Arab countries and Iran.  Israel marks November 30th as Jewish Refugee Day: Recognizing the 850,000 Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Lands. 11/30/17

Maxwell alum paper on Ukraine's education law published on BlogActiv.  Mark Temnycky '17 MPA/IR outlines the controversy surrounding Ukraine’s recent education law, and the steps the Eastern European state has taken to comply with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in his article " The Double Standard Surrounding Ukraine’s Education Law," published on BlogActiv. 11/30/17

Elman Quoted in Washington Post Article. Elman states that panelists at a recent anti-Semitism forum downplayed escalating anti-Jewish bigotry on U.S. college campuses, "where the problem is not coming from Trump or the alt-Right but from the progressive Left." 11/30/17
Kriesberg Op-Ed on Huffington Post. The title is "Instead Of Giving More Handouts To The Rich, We Should Tax Wealth."  It states that governmental expenditures need to be increased, rather than cut back and that the GOP plan will only exacerbate the damaging effects of growing wealth inequality. 11/27/17 

Elman stresses importance of listening to both sides in talk at Cornell University. She also participated in a panel discussion after the showing of the film “Wrestling Jerusalem,” which explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,Oct. 24 at Cinemapolis in Ithaca. 10/26/17

Emerson and Nabatchi are the 2017 recipients of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Sharon M. Pickett Award. The award recognizes contributions to environmental and public policy issues.  They were awarded for their book, Collaborative Governance Regimes.   10/9/17

Four PARCC Faculty Associates Named Inaugural McClure Professors.  The designation recognizes members of the faculty who have demonstrated skill and dedication as teachers at the Maxwell School.  The list includes: A.H. Peter Castro, Matthew Cleary, Miriam F. Elman, Prema Kurien.  9/5/17
Conflict Management Workshop for Near East FoundationCatherine Gerard and Peter Castro traveled to Amman, Jordan as part of the Olive Oil grant. 8/14/17

Winners of 2017 E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition are now available
.  Visit the E-PARCC website to see all previously the published cases and simulations. 8/8/17 

Gerard and Bruno travel to Tanzania.  Catherine Gerard and Tosca Bruno were invited by the MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation and taught Collaborative Leadership skills to groups from ActionAid, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and Oxfam at the Senior Leadership Development Programme held in Arusha, Tanzania from July 10-14, 2017.  8/2/17  

Elman op-ed on Entry into Israel Law published in The Forward. Miriam Elman 1952 Entry into Israel Law in her op-ed, "Seriously, Boycotters: If the Goal of Your Visit is to Harm Israel, Stay Home."  7/31/17
Schnell article published in Governance.  The article titled "Cheap talk or incredible commitment? (Mis)calculating transparency and anti-corruption," why “tainted” politicians in high-corruption countries adopt transparency and anti-corruption policies that risk exposing their wrongdoing. 7/20/17
Purser report on treatment of dairy farmworkers cited in NY Times. Gretchen Purser's research on labor conditions for dairy farmworkers is playing a central role in an ongoing NY State Supreme Court battle in which farmworkers are arguing for their right to organize. Purser's report, "Milked," was cited in the New York Times.  7/20/17
Law and Policy of Unmanned Aerial Systems Public Engagement Project Report. Tina Nabatchi in coordination with Keli Perrin, the Assistant Director of INSCT held a three-hour public workshop in March 2017 where over 40 residents from the Syracuse, NY area attended a  to evaluate and discuss perspectives and policy options surrounding the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, also called drones) in the community.  6/12/17

Elman quoted on proposed Israeli academic ethics code in Algemeiner.  She commented on the Israeli academic ethics code and how it compares to that of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). 7/13/17
Purser quoted by the Albany Times Union. The article focuses on the fact that roughly two-thirds of workers from 53 upstate dairy farms said they’ve been injured on the job at least once. 7/11/17

O'Leary receives Frederickson Award at the Public Management Research Conference. The H. George Frederickson Award honors a senior scholar for career contributions to the field of public management. She is the incoming President of the PMRA for 2017-2019. 6/9/17

Purser, Ortiz Valdez release report on treatment of dairy farmworkers. Gretchen Purser and Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, a PhD candidate in anthropology, co-authored a report, "Milked: Dairy Farmworkers in New York." The report looks at the treatment and working conditions of immigrant laborers who work in milking parlors and barns in New York State. 6/2/17
Announcing the 2017-2018 Grant Recipients of the Maxwell Tenth Decade Project on Work, Labor, and Citizenship. The Work, Labor, and Citizenship Initiative nurtures interdisciplinary study of the many fundamental trends now at play in the broad field of labor studies. 5/12/17
Announcing the winners of the Tenth Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition.  E-PARCC, a project of the Maxwell School's "Collaborative Governance Initiative," provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks, governance, and problem solving around the world. 5/2/17
Elman article in Legal Insurrection. Titled “Teens Honored for Objecting to School Assignment to Defend Hitler’s Genocide Against Jews.” 4/24/17
Elman and Zoli interviewed by Daily Orange.  They discuss the effectiveness and repercussions of the recent U.S. Airstrike in Syria . 4/18/17 
Kriesberg Op-Ed on Oxford University Press Blog The title is "Better alternatives to President Trump’s foreign policies." 4/16/17
Rubinstein and Colleagues Publish Two Papers on Violence in Syracuse, NY.  The two papers are "Neighborhood Trauma Due to Violence: A Multilevel Analysis" which was published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and " Spatio-temporal Patterns of Gun Violence in Syracuse, New York 2009-2015" which was published online at PLoS ONE.  4/11/17
Kriesberg op-ed about Trump Foreign Policy . "Trump’s Misrepresented Foreign Policies" was posted on The Huffington Post. 3/29/1

Gerard and Castro travel to Belize for training workshops. This is part of the project titled "Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Natural Resource Managers in Belize."   3/22/17
Sultana attends Human Right to Water: An Interdisciplinary Focus and Contributions on the Central Role of Public Policies in Water and Sanitation Management Seminar.  She was one of the co-signatories along with Pope Francis to the Vatican Declaration on the Human Right to Water. 3/20/17
Purser featured in article on CNY job market.  In the article, "CNY's Job Hunt: 4 vital issues facing those hunting for work in a changing market." 2/16/17
Elman discusses Trump, Israeli PM Netanyahu on  The article is titled, "Could Bibi Bungle a Budding American Bromance?" 2/14/17

Kriesberg op-ed on MLK Jr., Trump in Huffington Post.  Louis Kriesberg's op-ed, "Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Reflecting On Donald J. Trump," was published in The Huffington Post. 1/17/17
Elman op-ed published in The Washington Post.   It is titled "Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could help the peace process."  It is also featured on PARCC's Conflict and Collaboration blog. 1/4/17
Sultana co-edits book on global food and water security.  The publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. 12/13/16

Kriesberg and Dayton op-ed on overcoming election trauma. PARCC Faculty Associates, Louis Kriesberg and Bruce Dayton's op-ed was published on The Huffington Post.  12/2/16 

Kriesberg op-ed on Israeli-Palestinian conflict published. Louis Kriesberg's op-ed, " Obama, Kerry, and Israeli-Palestinian Realities," was published in Foreign Policy in Focus.  1/11/17

Nabatchi Named as NAPA Fellow.  Tina Nabatchi, PARCC Research Director of Collaborative Governance, was named a 2016 Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration. 11/22/16
Sultana delivers talk on water justice at Imagine What's Next event. Farhana Sultana, PARCC Research Director of Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, delivered a keynote talk on 'Water Justice' to 700 students and educators at the "Imagine What's Next" event on Nov 5, 2016. The event is sponsored by UM Collegiate Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. 11/22/16
Elman speaks on conflict in Jerusalem at Cornell University.  Miriam F. Elman, PARCC Research Director of International and Intra-state Conflict, was invited by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University to deliver a talk on “Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City.” 11/4/16 

Kriesberg co-authors op-ed.
  Along with co-authors Fred Carriere and Stuart Thorson and edited by John Feffer, it states that negotiating between the United States and North Korea can't wait. 10/21/16

Rubinstein receives peace award. The American Public Health Association has recognized Robert Rubinstein's research and advocacy on peace and human rights by naming him the recipient of the 2016 Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace. 10/18/16

O’Leary receives APSA’s 2016 John Gaus Award.  Distinguished Professor Emeritus, former Co-Director of PARCC, Rosemary O’Leary, received the American Political Science Association 2016 John Gaus Award. The award honors the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.10/17/16

Nabatchi research project wins award. Using Public Deliberation to Reduce Diagnostic Error, funded by the Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) won the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Research Project of the Year.  10/10/16

Katz awarded at Association for Conflict Resolution 2016 Annual Conference.  Neil Katz, PARCC Faculty Associate, was presented with the William Kreidler Award by the Association for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution. 10/4/16

PARCC Announces New Research Director.  Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor in Geography at the Maxwell School and long-time PARCC faculty associate, will be the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflict. 8/31/16

Elman talks about the rise of religious hate crime. Miriam Elman discussed "Hate Speech and the New Antisemitism to the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community. 8/25/16

PARCC turns 30 and celebrates with two conferences.  In celebration of 30 years of PARCC, will co-sponsor the Transforming Intractable Conflicts: Their Restructuring and Reframing Conference September 22-24, 2016 and in July 2016 we co-sponsored the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World conference. 7/13/16

Congratulations to the recipients of the Maxwell Tenth Decade Project on Work, Labor, and Citizenship Research Grants. The Work, Labor, and Citizenship Initiative nurtures interdisciplinary study of the many fundamental trends now at play in the broad field of labor studies. 5/25/16

Gretchen Purser Receives Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research.  This award recognizes outstanding non-tenured faculty members. Purser is a founding member of the Labor Studies Working Group.  5/13/16
Robert Rubinstein named Distinguished Professor.  Rubinstein served from 1994 to 2005 as director of the Maxwell School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). 5/10/16

Call for Papers for the Work, Labor, and Citizenship Initiative.  This initiative nurtures interdisciplinary study of the many fundamental trends now at play in the broad field of labor studies. Research grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Faculty and graduate students from all academic disciplines working on a topic related to "Work, Labor, and Citizenship" are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for proposals has been extended to Friday April 29, 2016. 4/25/16

Kriesberg Op-Ed in Focus.  Louis Kriesberg's op-ed is titled, "Obama, the Conflict Resolution President?" and is also available on PARCC's Conflict and Collaboration blog. 4/18/15
Nabatchi and Emerson Op-Ed Published. Tina Nabatchi and Kirk Emerson's op-ed is titled, "National politics aside, governing still takes collaboration across boundaries" and is also available on PARCC's Conflict and Collaboration blog.  4/14/16
Kriesberg Op-Ed Published in Huffington Post. Louis Kriesberg's op-ed is titled, "The GOP’s Unreasonable Resistance To Obama Only Enhances His Legacy." 4/7/16

Emerson and Nabatchi Win Best Article Award. Tina Nabatchi and Kirk Emerson won the award from the Section for Public Performance and Management (SPPM) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award is "in recognition for a significant contribution to the field of Public Performance and Management."  The title of the article is, “Evaluating the Productivity of Collaborative Governance Regimes: A Performance Matrix." 3/28/16

Rubinstein speaks at Bilkent University.  Robert Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations, presented an invited lecture as part of the Bilkent University Seminar Series, Polity, Society and the World on 14 March 2016.  He spoke on the topic of “Intervention in Complex Emergencies: Tensions between Local and Organizational Cultures,” at the main Bilkent University campus in Ankara, Turkey. 3/22/16 

Mergel has IBM report published.  Ines Mergel, Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, has a new IBM report published which is titled “The Social Intranet: Insights on Managing and Sharing Knowledge Internally.”  It looks at how Corporate America increasingly relies on social intranets to leverage employees’ knowledge and foster collaboration in ways that speed up work and reduce costs. 3/22/16

Call for Papers for the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance.  PARCC will partner with the Rwanda Governance Board and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania for the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance, which will explore the various dimensions – political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural – needed to advance and sustain democratic governance in the developing world.  It will be held July 18-19, 2016 in Washington, DC. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.   3/2/16

Call for Papers for the Conference on Transforming Intractable Conflicts: Their Restructuring and Reframing. PARCC will partner with The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University to hold an interdisciplinary conference on transforming intractable conflicts scheduled for September 15-17, 2016. Faculty and advanced Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit 1-2 page proposals  on all types of “intractable conflicts” and their transformation (international, national or local) and/or conceptual and theoretical ways of addressing such conflicts. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016. 3/1/16

Legendary Feminist Author Dr. Gloria Joseph to visit on Feb. 29.   Joseph is the groundbreaking author of  "The Wind is Spirit: The life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde."  She will hold a book discussion on Monday, February 29th from 5-8 pm at the Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee St, Syracuse,NY.  This event is organized by The Democratizing Knowledge Project, PARCC is one of several co-sponsors.   

Temnycky article published in Forbes.  Mark Temnycky, graduate student in the MPA/MA-IR program and graduate assistant in PARCC, had his article "Let's Call Ukraine By Its Proper Name" featured in the opinion section of Forbes magazine. 2/17/16  

Elman quoted in article about Israeli protests Miriam Elman, PARCC research director for International and Intra-state Conflict, was quoted by The Jewish Week in a story titled “Attacking BDS From The Left." 1/14/16

Kriesberg contributes to Perpetual Peace Project project. Louis Kriesberg, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC), was asked to comment on Kant’s Third Article, which argues for the abolition of standing armies. 1/11/16

Elman writes op-ed on the targeted assassination of Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar .  Miriam F. Elman, associate professor, Political Science, published an op-ed in Legal Insurrection on the recent targeted assassination in the Syrian Golan Heights of notorious Lebanese Druze terrorist Samir Kuntar in an air-strike attributed to Israel.  1/8/16

Conflict Resolution Quarterly Special Issue Honoring Christina Merchant. PARCC Director, Catherine Gerard and Rosemary O’Leary Professor, Public Administration, University of Kansas are co-editors of a special issue of CRQ . The issue honors the contributions of Christina Merchant, Maxwell Professor of Practice who died in 2013. Articles were written by friends, colleagues, and leading scholars in areas where Chris practiced, wrote, and taught.  12/10/15 

Report on Clean Cookstoves Published OnlineA team of faculty and students from PARCC, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism completed a one-year evaluation of the collaborative public-private partnership instituted by the US State Department to produce clean cookstoves. The report describes the components of successful partnership with significant focus on collaborative leadership. 12/2/15

Views on recent Paris attacks.   Miriam F. Elman, PARCC Research Director for International and Intra-state Conflict, is one of four Syracuse University professors who are experts in terrorism who gave their views on the recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere and how the world should respond. 11/20/15

Kriesberg writes op-ed about Obama’s foreign policy. The op-ed titled "Constructive Conflict Applications in Obama’s Foreign Policies" was posted on Foreign Policy In Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies.  11/12/15 

Elman Talk and Workshop on Antisemitism.   Miriam F. Elman, Research Director for International and Intra-state Conflict at PARCC, discussed forms of antisemitism in her talk titled, “Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?”  Her talk was followed by a workshop where participants had an opportunity to break into small groups for further discussion of both the nature of the “new antisemitism” and how local, national, and international Jewish communities should respond to it. 11/10/15 

Guest Speakers in Mergel's Social Media Class. Ines Mergel, PARCC Research Associate, invited the Public Information Officer of the NY State Police to talk with the students about social media tactics police use.  11/9/15 

Nabatchi is One of Maxwell School Inaugural Tenth Decade Faculty Scholars.   Tina Nabatchi, PARCC Research Co-Director for Collaborative Governance, was named a Maxwell School Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar.  This award was created to recognize and encourage excellence in citizenship teaching, research, and public engagement at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. 11/2/15 

Announcing the most recent addition to the Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution Series. The publication of Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in SERBIA by Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, lecturer of political science at Thammasat University in Thailand.  This book explores the nexus between humor and nonviolent protest, aiming to enhance our understanding of the growing popularity of humor in protest movements around the world. 10/28/15 

Rubinstein travels to Belize for Negotiation Workshop. Robert Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations traveled Belize October 15-18 to conduct "Empowering UB in Theoretical and Practical Negotiation Skills,"a training workshop for University of Belize faculty members as part of a grant funded by the Oak Foundation and administered by PARCC.  10/23/15   

Elman blog reviews the film, A Wing And A PrayerOn October 12, Miriam Elman hosted the film A Wing and A Prayer and presented the filmmaker, Boaz Dvir, at the Jewish Community Center and the Syracuse University Maxwell School. The film documents the incredible story of a group of mostly American WWII aviators who defied the US Neutrality Act and an international arms embargo to pretty much single-handedly create Israel's air force in 1947-1948. The blog includes some exclusive footage and pics as well. 10/21/15
Elman interviewed twice in Daily Orange. Miriam Elman, Research Director of PARCC's International and Intra-State Conflicts, was interviewed on two topics in the Daily Orange, an independent student newspaper. One article discussed the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism and hate speech on college campuses and the other discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 10/13/15

Ya Li’s new book published. PARCC Faculty Associate Ya Li’s latest book Resolving Public Disputes Creatively was published by Renmin Press in September 2015. This book brings public dispute resolution methods and techniques to the Chinese context with local specific cases, and discusses theoretical and practical issues concerned by Chinese officials and citizens. 10/9/15

Elman to participate in the Tikvah Fund's 2015 Advanced Institute. Miriam Elman, Research Director of PARCC's International and Intra-State Conflicts and Associate Professor of Political Science, will participate in the week long Institute on the topic of "The Past, Present, and Future of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship." 10/8/15

Kriesberg Realizing Peace Interview.  Louis Kriesberg was interviewed Friday, Oct. 2nd by Stephanie Van Hook of the Metta Center for Nonviolence.  They discussed his latest book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach (2015) and also why conflict is necessary and sometime even desirable. 10/6/15 

Labor Studies Working Group presents film and discussion.  Screening of the award-winning documentary film The Hand That Feeds followed by a discussion with the film's director, Rachel Lears on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in 060 Eggers Hall, the Global Collaboratory.  9/29/15

Mergel receives Grant.  PARCC Faculty Research Associate, Ines Mergel, received a research stipend from IBM - The Center for the Business of Government - to study in-house social networking platforms in government. The project called "Designing the Social Intranet" looks at how government organizations are using social media application on the Intranet to source, share, and create knowledge. 9/23/15
Rubinstein speaks at US Naval War College.  Robert A. Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations, presented a lecture on the benefits and costs of military-humanitarian collaboration at the US Naval War College on 10 September 2015.  Rubinstein also met with the War College seminar on conflict analysis and resolution to discuss approaches to incorporating culture into conflict resolution. 9/14/15
Kriesberg and Elman have chapters published in new book.  Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts  and Miriam Elman, Associate Professor of Political Science and Research Director at PARCC for International and Intra-State Conflict each contributed a chapter in the new book, Negotiating in Times of Conflict.  Kriesberg's chapter " Constructive Negotiations in Contentious Contexts" and Elman's is " Obstructing the Spoilers of Peace." 9/11/15
Collaborative Governance Regimes to be published in December 2015. Tina Nabatchi, Co-Director of the Collaborative Governance Initiative at PARCC, and PARCC Associate Kirk Emerson new book presents "an integrative framework for working across boundaries to solve shared problems..." 9/3/15

Elman writes op-ed for Associate Professor of Political Science and PARCC Research Director of International and Intra-State Conflict, Miriam Elman, wrote a recent op-ed for entitled " Iran nuclear deal: Congress must vote no," arguing that the Iran nuclear deal stands as one of the most lenient and permissive arms-control agreements in history. 8/25/15

Kriesberg interviewed on Newsmakers. Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and Founding Director of the Program for the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict (PARC), was interviewed by Dan Cummings on Sunday August 16, 2015  for Newschannel 9 Syracuse (ABC) for the show Newsmakers.  Kriesberg discussed his views about poverty, challenging Congressman John Katko and then discussed his newest book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach8/16/15 

Special Issue of Public Performance and Management Review on “Collaboration and Performance.”  Rosemary O’Leary, Catherine Gerard, were co- editors along with Robyn Keast, Myrna Mandell, and Joris Voets for this special issue.  O'Leary and Gerard also co-wrote an article in the publication with George E. Mitchell titled, “Collaboration and Performance: Perspectives from Public Managers and NGO Leaders." 8/12/15

PARCC Faculty Associates Facilitate Community Environmental Conversations.  PARCC faculty associates, Tina Nabatchi and Paul Hirsch along with volunteers trained by the Conflict Management Center (CMC) facilitated community conversations to critically evaluate a set of environmental project ideas for the community with the Onondaga Environmental Institute (OEI).  The conversations were held July 14th on the South Side of Syracuse, August 4th in Liverpool, with another date to be announced for the Tully Valley.  These community events are part of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.  8/7/15

"Being peaceful does not mean avoiding conflicts." PARCC Alumni and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University, Esra Cuhadar, was interviewed in the journal O Globo while in Rio De Janeiro for a seminar on settlement negotiations. 8/5/15

Gerard and Bruno travel to Tanzania. Catherine Gerard, Director of PARCC, and Tosca Bruno, Director of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School, were invited by the MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation and taught Collaborative Leadership skills to groups from ActionAid, Amnesty International, and Oxfam at the Senior Leadership Development Programme held in Arusha, Tanzania from July 26th to August 1, 2015. 8/4/15

Kriesberg chapter published.   Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and Founding Director of PARC, contributed a chapter to The Brown Journal of World Affairs (Spring/Summer 2015) The chapter is titled "A Constructive Conflict Approach to World Struggles.” 7/31/15

Schnell joins PARCC.  Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Sabina Schnell will be joining the faculty associates in the PARCC office beginning this Fall semester.  Her work on transparency and conditions for citizen participation will extend PARCC's research profile in collaborative governance. 7/22/15

Hirsch interviewed for article on collaboration.  Paul Hirsch, PARCC Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, was recently interviewed for an article titled "Collaborations: Recipe for a team" in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science. 7/22/15

Nabatchi book published.  PARCC Research Co-Director of Collaborative Governance, Tina Nabatchi's new book, written with Matt Leighninger,Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy was published in May 2015. This book explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. It offers a practical framework for thinking about how to engage citizens effectively and provides a sensible approach for reshaping our participation infrastructure to meet the needs of public officials and citizens. 6/15/15

Robert Rubinstein named as member of the Board of Directors of The Bridgeway Group, a Cambridge, MA based not-for-profit consulting firm. It’s mission statement reads: "The Bridgeway Group works in partnership with parties in conflict-affected regions to provide long-term capacity building for the effective, sustainable, and non-violent management of social and community conflict. We are especially committed to supporting parties in under-resourced contexts and to capturing and disseminating lessons learned from our collective efforts. To accomplish this goal, the Bridgeway Group works with individuals and organizations, offering training in negotiation, communication, and peacebuilding skills. The Bridgeway Group strives to provide best practice through coaching, strategic advice, and innovative tools, designed to help transform the negotiation and conflict management cultures of those with whom we work." 6/10/15

PARCC affiliates Professors Nabatchi, Mergel, and VanSlyke are participating in a round table on "Framing a Management Roadmap for the Next Administration."   As part of the Partnership for Public Service's "Ready to Govern," Professor Nabatchi will focus on collaborative and participatory governance aspects. Professor Mergel will contribute ideas on how to innovate with new technologies and more effectively use networked governance approaches and Professor Van Slyke will focus on public private partnerships and contracting. The event is organized by IBM's Center for the Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service on April 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. 4/22/15

Conflict Resolution Specialist, Joyce Neu, Visits PARCC.  Neu is the Founder and Senior Associate of Facilitating Peace, a consulting network that has worked with governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations. While at PARCC she delivered four presentations in three days. 4/17/15

Wallimann speaker at “Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict.  Isidor Wallimann, PARCC Visiting Research Faculty, was invited as a keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conflict Management Conference at Kennesaw State University held April 17 and 18, 2015.  His talk was titled, “Beyond Global Warming: Environmental Problems in Terms of Social Change and Conflict Management.” 4/17/15

Jefferson Center Members Visit PARCC.  Tina Nabatchi, PARCC Research Co-Director of Collaborative Governance, hosted members from the Jefferson Center at PARCC April 15-17th.  Nabatchi 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. She 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. They were planning upcoming events that will provide the opportunity for citizens to learn about an issue, deliberate together with a diverse group of their peers, and develop well-informed solutions to challenging public issues. 4/15/15

Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and Founding Director of PARC, visited Columbia University to make a presentation about his new book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach, at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) and the Earth Institute.  He also discussed the book on the radio show, "Conversations from the Leading Edge: Peace and Conflict at Columbia." 4/13/15

Elman featured speaker on Israel’s elections and publishes op-ed. Miriam F. Elman, PARCC Research Director in International and Intra-state Conflict, presented a talk on “Israel’s Elections and the Prospects for Middle East Peace” at the 2014-2015 International Relations & Foreign Policy Speakers Series at Colgate University. 4/2/15 

PARCC Welcomes Visiting ScholarMr. Sunchul Yun from the Citizens' Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) in South Korea and will be working with PARCC through February 2016.  Mr. Yun is interested in researching how government supports citizen engagement and develops policies that prevent policy conflicts.  3/25/14

Kriesberg presentation at S-CAR. On March 18, 2015  Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and Founding Director of PARC, discussed his new book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach, at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. 3/18/15

Kriesberg's new book published March 2015.  PARCC Faculty Associate Louis Kriesberg's latest book Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach (Oxford University Press) is available for  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. 3/2/15

Nabatchi is Contributor to New World Bank MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Citizen Engagement.  She will draw on material from her forthcoming book, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy written with Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC).  2/25/15

Elman participated last week on a panel at InterFaith Works CNY.   Miriam Elman, PARCC International and Intra-state Conflict Research Co-Director, provided the Jewish perspective on Violence in the Name of Religion and the crisis of ISIS. Here is a transcript of her remarks. 2/17/15

Representatives in the Honduras Partido Anticorrupcion (PAC) visit PARCC .  PARCC Director, Catherine Gerard, Professor Tina Nabatchi, Co-Director of the PARCC Collaborative Governance Initiative, and Ph.D. Student Alvaro Salas, met with Senator Fatima Mena Baide, Senator Luis Redondo Guifarro,  Senator Anibal Calix Funez, and Ricardo Mena Pineda, co-founder of the Party.  The goals of the meeting were to discuss a potential alliance with PARCC for research projects and capacity building in Honduras for the upcoming years and to discuss a research project about Organizational Change/Theory, Collaborative Governance and Leadership inside the party. 2/6/15

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 collaboration1/21/15  
"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

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


Kriesberg Fund Supports Constructive Approaches to ConflictWe 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

In Memory of Christina Merchant.  PARCC received a generous donation from Lillian Robinson Hartman in honor of Christina Merchant’s important work in the areas of labor management partnerships, conflict management systems, and conflict management skills.  Christina was a PARCC Faculty Associate and Professor of Practice at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School who died in 2012. In addition, PARCC is sponsoring a Special Issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ) dedicated to her memory.  The call for articles is underway. 12/4/14.

Sultana wins Moynihan Challenge Award. Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor of Geography and PARCC Faculty Associate, was awarded the faculty Moynihan Challenge in 2014 for $10,000, with a team of collaborators at SU and ESF, towards the project "Building Community Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change across Sites, Groups and Scales". She also secured additional funding from PARCC ($5000) and CEPA ($3000) towards this.  In addition, Farhana is a member of a team of collaborators, based out of University of British Columbia (Canada), who were awarded a $200,000 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for the project "International WaTERS Network (Water-related Training Education and Research in the global South)." 11/27/14

Lambright presentation on his latest publication W. Henry Lambright, PARCC Faculty Associate and Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Political Science gave a presentation at St. Paul’s Church in Syracuse on Nov. 16, 2014 based on his recent book, Why Mars: NASA and the Politics of Space Exploration . 11/20/14

Purser Wins Award for New Book about On Demand Labor.  Gretchen Purser, Assistant Professor of Sociology and PARCC Faculty Associate, has won the 2014 International Book Award from the California Series in Public Anthropology (University of California Press) for her manuscript Labor On Demand: Dispatching the Urban Poor. 10/14/14   

Carving Through Borders: Discrimination, Immigration, and Citizenship on Sept. 18th, the College of Visual and Performing Arts of Syracuse University in coordination with the PARCC, presented an exhibition of banners, which examine the artistic expression of discrimination experienced by Mexicans and discuss the real tensions in American society and policy relating to immigration and citizenship.  The banners were designed by Mexican activists artists and produced by SU students through the Steamroller project and are on display through October 8th in the Joseph A. Strasser Commons, on the second floor of Eggers Hall. 9/18/14

PARCC's "Conflict and Collaboration" blog is active this week, with new posts by Prof. Miriam Elman ( Time to Oust Hamas: A Response to Nathan Thrall and Thank You, Eliaz and Ali) and by Maxwell graduate students Timothy Rodriguez ( Israel’s Latest Assault on Gaza) and Imran Khalid ( A Call for Re-humanization of the Palestinian People). 8/1/14

New Teaching Simulation and Cases Published through E-PARCC. Three new award-winning teaching resources are available at, a collection of online cases and simulations designed for those who teach collaborative public management, networks, governance, and problem solving. 6/9/14

Elman book published.  PARCC faculty associate, Miriam Elman has edited Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City (Syracuse University Press) along with anthropologist Madelaine Adelman from Arizona State University. The book explores a wide variety of events and cultural topics concerning this historic city – one of the most contested urban spaces in the world. 5/14/14

Huber Wins Maxwell School’s Moynihan Award. Matthew Huber, leader of PARCC's Labor Studies Working Group , has received the 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The award, established in 1985 by former senator and Maxwell faculty member Daniel Patrick Moynihan, is made annually to an outstanding untenured Maxwell School faculty member. 5/7/14

Purser Wins Russo & Linkon Award. Gretchen Purser has won the 2013 Russo & Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences presented by the Working-Class Studies Association. The winning article is "The Labour of Liminality," which originally appeared in the journalLabour, Capital and Society . 5/2/14

Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development: Its Premises – and the Social Economy Basel Example of Practice . Isidor Wallimann has published an article in International Review of Sociology based on his Conversations in Conflict Studies presentation “Real Utopias: An Example of Contemporary Practice from Switzerland.” 4/11/14

Constructive Conflict Approach with Applications to Contemporary Conflicts. Dr. Louis Kriesberg presented the St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice. His talk is available for viewing online at the University of Manitoba. 3/17/14

O'Leary Wins Prestigious Award. Rosemary O’Leary, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs and former Co-Director of PARCC, has been awarded the Dwight Waldo Award, given by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) for “persons who have made outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career.” To be eligible a nominee must have a minimum of 25 years of active scholarship that has furthered the discipline of public administration. 3/14/14

Labor Symposium Available on Video. If you missed our February 2014 event "'From Exclusion to Power': Labor Law and the Right to Organize Among Domestic and Farm Workers," you can watch video of the sessions on YouTube. Panel 1 discussed domestic workers, and Panel 2 discussed migrant workers in the dairy industry.   2/28/14

Police Reform in Russia: The Policy Process in a Hybrid Regime. ” Brian Taylor’s new article (Post-Soviet Affairs 2013), based on research funded through a PARCC minigrant, presents a case study of Russia's policy enactment process.

Elman Praises Shifts in Netanyahu’s Dialogue with Israeli Settlers. Read Miriam Elman’s op-ed, " Israel's Settlers: From Spoilers to Stakeholders," published in the Syracuse Post Standard.

"Seizing the Opportunity with Iran." Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Louis Kriesberg urge U.S. legislators not to undermine progress during this crucial moment in U.S-Iranian relations. ( Conflict and Collaboration blog)

PARCC Associate Mark Lichtenstein Accepted to the National Roster of Environmental Conflict Resolution Professionals. As Executive Director of the Syracuse CoE Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Mark is the only Syracuse-based professional on this select list of experts who resolve environmental disputes and support collaborative solutions to complex public issues.

"Navigating Complex Trade-Offs in Conservation and Development: An Integrative Framework." Paul Hirsch has co-authored an article in Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies that presents a framework for fostering productive engagement among researchers and practitioners grappling with highly complex problems.

Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Miriam Fendius Elman’s new book, co-edited with Oded Haklai and Hendrik Spruyt, considers the understudied impact of domestic factors on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Using the contested theory of "democratic peace" as a foundational framework, contributors explore the effects of a variety of internal influences on Israeli government practices related to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking: electoral systems; political parties; identity; leadership; and social movements. Most strikingly, Democracy and Conflict Resolution explores the possibility that features of democracy inhibit resolution to the conflict, a possibility that resonates far outside the contested region. In reflecting on how domestic political configurations matter in a practical sense, this book offers policy-relevant and timely suggestions for advancing Israel’s capacity to pursue effective peacemaking policies.

Louis Kriesberg Receives Peace Studies Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented by the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium at its 25th Annual Conference in Binghamton, NY, on December 7, 2013.

“Open Government? Check. Public Participation? Not Yet.” Tina Nabatchi's blog post offers commentary on the Obama Administration’s second Open Government National Action Plan, released in December 2013.

Labor Union Highlights Salary Issues with Campus Equity WeekDaily Orange article explains how PARCC’s Labor Studies Working Group, currently led by Prof. Matt Huber, has helped to garner attention for inequity issues on campus.

Seventh Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition. PARCC invites applicants to submit new cases and simulations to be used in teaching collaborative public management, networks, collaborative governance, and collaborative problem solving. Apply by Feb. 15, 2014.

“New Opportunities for American Contributions to Transforming Israeli-Palestinian Relations.” Louis Kriesberg’s blog post looks at circumstances within the United States and the Middle East region that open a window for an effective broad American role in transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Burdick Publishes Essay on Brazil’s June Days. Prof. John Burdick’s expository essay "Brazil’s June Days and their Aftermath: Tectonic Shifts in Brazilian Politics?" has been published in Mobilizing Ideas, a national blog by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame. Burdick’s insights are based on his interviews with protestors and participant observation during a recent visit to Rio de Janeiro.

PARCC Community Deeply Saddened by the Death of Professor Christina Merchant. Faculty, staff, and students at PARCC are mourning the loss of treasured friend, colleague, and teacher Christina Sickles Merchant, who passed away in August 2013. A memorial service was held on November 15 in Hendricks Chapel, with a reception at the Maxwell School.

New Resources for Teaching Collaborative Public Management. Seven new award-winning teaching cases and simulations are available through E-PARCC, a collection of online resources offered by PARCC's Collaborative Governance Initiative. E-PARCC houses more than forty cases and simulations designed for those who teach collaborative public management, networks, governance, and/or problem solving. All resources can be downloaded free of charge.

Nabatchi Helps Obama Administration Promote Public Participation in Government. Prof. Tina Nabatchi led the June 2013 “Public Participation and Open Government Workshop” in Washington, DC, where experts from academia, civil society, and government exchanged ideas on best practices and metrics for public participation in policymaking. This workshop, hosted by PARCC and facilitated by Catherine Gerard, solicited input that may contribute to the President’s second National Action Plan on Open Government. 

Gerard and Nabatchi in Korean News, Sharing “Lessons from the West” on Social Conflict. Catherine Gerard and Tina Nabatchi were featured in the Korean newspaper Seoul Shinmun (서울신문) earlier this month at an international conference entitled “Coexistence and Collaboration, Beyond Conflicts.” In their respective roles as PARCC’s Director and Faculty Associate, Gerard and Nabatchi presented at the conference in Seoul, where they also strengthened ties with members of a new research partnership forged among PARCC, the Korea Institute of Public Administration (KIPA), the Research Institute for Coexistence and Collaboration at Korean Open University, and Korea’s Center for Conflict Resolution at the Citizen’s Coalition for Economic Justice. Conference organizers sought suggestions for resolving social conflicts in South Korea, where rapid economic and democratic advances have produced complex conflicts and eroded social cohesion in recent decades. See the news story with photo.

Environmental Policy Is Social Policy – Social Policy Is Environmental Policy: Toward Sustainability Policy – Isidor Wallimann has published an edited volume arguing that, if sustainability is our goal, social and environmental policy must be treated as one and the same field. Wallimann, a Visiting Research Professor with PARCC, is based in Basel, Switzerland, where he serves as president of the Social Economy Network Cooperative and of the Urban Agriculture Basel Network Association.

Congratulations to winners of our Sixth Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition! PARCC is pleased to award seven new prizes as part of our collaboration teaching case and simulation competition. This annual competition encourages the development of new cases and simulations to be used in teaching collaborative public management, networks, governance, and/or problem solving. Selected cases and simulations will be available online in June 2013.

Tina Nabatchi Wins Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research – This annual award was established by the former Senator and Maxwell professor to recognize an outstanding non-tenured faculty member. Nabatchi is known for her exceptional work in the classroom, with courses that focus on citizen participation and deliberation, collaborative governance, conflict resolution, and challenges in public administration. Congratulations Professor Nabatchi!

Gretchen Purser Receives Meredith Teaching Recognition AwardCongratulations to Professor Purser, who is receiving an honor awarded to non-tenured faculty for teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with students, and the lasting value of courses.

"Collaborative Governance and Leadership: A 2012 Survey of Local Government Collaboration" – Rosemary O’Leary and Catherine Gerard have published an article in ICMA’s Municipal Year Book 2013. Today’s local government managers are working in a landscape where efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery require new approaches. One such approach is collaboration. Members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service were surveyed in 2010 on their use of collaboration as a management strategy. That survey was tailored to local government managers for a 2012 survey to learn more about why and how local governments are collaborating. This article highlights the preliminary findings.

Louis Kriesberg Establishes Endowment for Constructive Conflict Studies - PARCC is pleased and very grateful to announce that founding director Louis Kriesberg has created the Kriesberg Family Fund for Constructive Conflict Studies at PARCC. The Fund’s work will support three areas related to advancing the constructive conflict approach: (1) increased research and theory about waging conflicts constructively, (2) enhancing actual constructive conflict engagement and (3) increasing student and public education about doing conflicts constructively.

Professor Purser Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships - Gretchen Purser, who leads PARCC’s Labor Studies Working Group, has received an Ethel Jane Westfeldt Bunting Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM. These summer fellowships are awarded to three scholars in the social sciences, humanities and the arts to pursue research and writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society and the history of anthropology. Purser has also been awarded a fellowship at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA for the 2013-2014 academic year. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy's Visiting Scholars Program supports promising scholars in the early stages of their careers who show promise for becoming leaders in the humanities, policy studies and social sciences. Please join us in congratulating Prof. Purser!

“Educating for Constructive Conflict Transformation – Louis Kriesberg has published an article in Peace Studies Journal (vol. 6 no. 2) focusing on how conflicts, when conducted well, can contribute to achieving peaceful societies and peaceful international relationships.

A Mile in Their Shoes: Anthropology Students Gain Different Perspectives from Shadowing Campus Union Workers - Students working in conjunction with PARCC’s Labor Studies Working Group are conducting research on the experiences of union sectors across campus, including groundskeeping, food services, library services and housekeeping. The goal of the project is to help students see workers as three-dimensional individuals who spend their daily lives committed to the university.

Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Lives in Darfur  - A region scarred by civil violence and a resulting humanitarian crisis over the past decade, Darfur in western Sudan still struggles to reach peace between the government and rebel factions. Its citizens, however, are not waiting to start rebuilding their lives and communities. Anthropologist Peter Castro glimpsed their determination while training a group of community leaders in natural resource conflict management in Central Darfur. “People are very eager to get back to their lives. They are trying to reoccupy land and re-establish communities and strengthen the way they manage natural resources,” he says. Castro, an associate of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Collaboration and Conflict (PARCC) at the Maxwell School, spoke earlier this month as part of PARCC’s Conversations in Conflict Studies Series. He was joined by NEF Darfur program manager Mohamed Dahia, pictured here with Castro and PARCC Director Catherine Gerard.

Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012) - Professor Tina Nabatchi has published an edited volume with John Gastil, G. Michael Weiksner, and Matt Leighninger, addressing the big questions of deliberative civic engagement. Although the field of deliberative civic engagement is growing rapidly around the world, our knowledge and understanding of its practice and impacts remain highly fragmented. Democracy in Motion represents the first comprehensive attempt to assess the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement. The volume is organized in a series of chapters that use theory, research, and practice from around the world to explore what we know, how we know it, and what remains to be understood. More than a simple summary of research, the book is designed to be accessible and useful to a wide variety of audiences, from scholars and practitioners working in numerous disciplines and fields, to public officials, activists, and average citizens who are seeking to utilize deliberative civic engagement in their communities. The book significantly enhances current scholarship, serving as a guide to existing research and identifying useful future research. It also has promise for enhancing practice, for example by helping practitioners, public officials, and others better think through and articulate issues of design and outcomes, thus enabling them to garner more support for public deliberation activities. In addition, by identifying what remains to be learned about public deliberation, practitioners and public officials may be inspired to connect with scholars to conduct research and evaluations of their efforts. 

Summer Course on Conflict in Strasbourg, France. This summer, PARCC affiliate Jorgen Johanson will teach a month-long course called “European National and International Conflict: What Alternatives to Violence?” The course will cover the history of peaceful movements, analyze complex conflicts, present leading theories of conflict transformation, and discuss the possibilities for how to develop these traditions further. Apply through SU Abroad.

A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution, SU Press, 2012). K. Animashaun Ducre, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University, has published a book focused on women living on Syracuse’s Southside, a predominantly African-American and low-income area, who took photographs of their environment to facilitate dialogues about how they viewed their community. A Place We Call Home chronicles this photography project and bears witness not only to the environmental injustice experienced by these women but also to the ways in which they maintain dignity and restore order in a community where they have traditionally had little control. Through a cogent combination of words and images, the book illuminates how these women manage their daily survival in degraded environments, the tools that they deploy to do so, and how they act as agents of change to transform their communities. Syracuse University Press’s Peace and Confict Resolution series is edited by Robert Rubinstein.

Patrick Coy, PARCC Alumus and Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Conflict Management, recently published “ Nonpartisanship, Interventionism and Legality in Accompaniment: Comparative Analyses of Peace Brigades International, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the International Solidarity Movement,” in The International Journal of Human Rights (vol. 6, no. 7): 963-981.

"Spoilers of Peace and the Dilemmas of Conflict Resolution" - This joint publication, edited by Prof. Miriam F. Elman and Dr. Nimrod Goren, was produced through a partnership between Mitvim and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at Syracuse University. It is based on a workshop conducted on July 23, 2012, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, and includes contributions by Prof. Miriam F. Elman, Attorney Gilead Sher, and Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal. Patrick Coy, PARCC Alumus and Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Conflict Management, recently published “Nonpartisanship, Interventionism and Legality in Accompaniment: Comparative Analyses of Peace Brigades International, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the International Solidarity Movement,” in The International Journal of Human Rights, 2012 (vol. 6, no. 7), p. 963-981.

The Skill Set of the Successful Collaborator,” Public Administration Review 72 (s1): 70–83, November/December 2012. Rosemary O’Leary, Yujin Choi, and Catherine Gerard have published an article focusing on members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service who choose collaboration as a management strategy to increase performance and, in particular, their views of the skill set of a successful collaborator.

Watershed Community Connections Final Report (Prepared by Onondaga Environmental Institute and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, September 2012).  In June 2012, the Onondaga Lake Partnership and the Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Trustee Council hosted a collaborative community outreach effort called Watershed Community Connections. The event was emceed by PARCC Faculty Research Associate Tina Nabatchi and Meredith Perreault, Project Manager at Onondaga Environmental Institute. More than twenty government agencies and community organizations participated in the forum, where approximately 130 attendees helped to define interests, visions, challenges, and next steps for the lake watershed. This final report will be useful to decision-makers in preparing for and conducting further community conversations regarding the future of the Onondaga Lake watershed. Download the full report (PDF)

2012 Mini-Grants - PARCC awarded twelve mini-grants last year, sparking new research related to climate change, global health, indigenous groups, social media in government, and more. Read about these projects…

Collaboration Across Boundaries: Insights and Tips from Federal Senior Executives (IBM Business of Government, 2012) - Rosemary O’Leary, Professor of Public Administration, and Catherine Gerard, PARCC Director, have published a report based on survey responses from over 300 members of the federal Senior Executive Service. This report provides valuable insights into how federal senior executives view collaboration. Survey respondents clearly recognize that the job of senior executives today involves collaboration within their agency, their department, and the federal government, as well as with key external partners and stakeholders. The report presents valuable insights into why agencies collaborate, the barriers to collaboration, and the skill set needed to be a collaborative manager. Rosemary O'Leary was interviewed about this study on Federal News Radio on "In Depth with Francis Rose."

"Putting the ‘Public’ Back in Public Values Research: Designing Participation to Identify and Respond to Values" - Tina Nabatchi, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, has published an article in Public Administration Review Volume 72, Issue 5. Read the abstract online.

Practicing Military Anthropology: Beyond Expectations and Traditional Boundaries (2012 Kumarian Press) - Co-edited by Robert A. Rubinstein, this collection explores the relationship between anthropologists and the United States military, which has commanded attention especially in regard to the controversial Human Terrain System (HTS) that embeds anthropologists in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this volume, anthropologists who have either worked with the U.S. armed forces or who teach at military service academies reflect on what they do and teach in their military anthropologist personae. Revealed here are thoughtful and moving essays that deal with issues of ethics, morality and professional decorum. Essential reading for those considering anthropology as a career, those concerned about the relationship of the academy to the military and for those seeking to fathom transformations in our lives following 9/11 and the ongoing “war against terror.”

Systems Research and Behavioral Science Special Issue: Collaborative Problem Solving Amid Conflicts. PARCC Director, Catherine Gerard, along with former PARCC Visiting Fellow and Professor of Public Administration of the Department of Public Management at Beijing Institute of Technology, Ya Li, are  two of the co-editors of Systems Research and Behavioral Science Special Issue: Collaborative Problem Solving Amid Conflicts.  In addition to writing the Opening Editorial for the Special Issue, they co-wrote an article along with Zhichang Zhu, of the University of Hull Business School, United Kingdom, " Learning from Conflict Resolution: An Opportunity to Systems Thinking."  Louis Kriesberg,  Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986–1994) at Syracuse University, also wrote an article, " Mediation in Conflict Systems," which is published in the journal.  

Globalization and Third World Women- Exploitation, Coping, and Resistance. Adopting the notion of “third world” as a political and geographical category, this volume analyzes marginalized women’s experiences of globalization. It unravels the intersections of race, culture, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and class that have shaped the position of these women in the global political economy, as well as their cultural and national history. In addition to a thematically structured and highly informative investigation, the authors offer an exploration of policy implications, which are commonly neglected in mainstream literature. The result is an invaluable volume for scholars in the fields of sociology and women’s studies, social policy experts, and professionals working within non-governmental organizations. Edited by Ligaya Lindio-McGovern is professor of sociology at Indiana University. She is the author of Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance: A Study of Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers in Global Cities. and Isidor Walliman is a visiting research professor at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He is the coeditor of On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict.   

Climate Change and Threatened Communities:  Vulnerability, Capacity, and Action.  Co-Edited by A. Peter Castro, Associate Professor of Anthropology and PARCC Faculty Associate.  This book addresses global climate change and how it disproportionately affects rural people and indigenous groups, but their rights, knowledge, and interests concerning it are generally unacknowledged. Shifts in precipitation, cloud cover, temperature, and other climatic patterns alter their livelihood pursuits and cultural landscapes, accentuating their existing social and economic marginalization. This book argues that planners and researchers of climate change mitigation and adaptation must take into account the knowledge and capacity of rural people, and engage them as active participants in the design and governance of interventions, not as a matter of courtesy, but because it is their right. Furthermore, inclusion of local communities in genuine partnership will likely make climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts more effective.  Presents 15 case studies and a variety of approaches to document the capacities and constraints to be encountered among communities facing changing climates in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

A Manager's Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation."  PARCC Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Tina Nabatchi authored this report which was just published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government.  The report provides a practical assessment guide for government program managers so they can assess whether their efforts are making a difference.  The report lays out evaluation steps for both the implementation and management of citizen participation initiatives as well as how to assess the impact of a particular citizen participation initiative.  It lays out evaluation steps for both the implementation and management of citizen participation initiatives and how to assess the impact of a particular citizen participation initiative. An appendix provides helpful worksheets as well.  

Fourth Edition of Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution Released.  Louis Kriesberg, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts and Bruce W. Dayton, Associate Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and Co-Research Director of the International and Inter-State Conflicts Program at Maxwell’s Program for the Advancement of Research on Collaboration and Conflicts (PARCC) have published, . This comprehensive and highly regarded book provides a framework for analyzing diverse social conflicts. 

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