Work for a Harmonious World
Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
students, faculty, staff and community members trained each year
Summer Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary
"Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations" By advancing a theory that explains how sovereign recognition has succeeded in the past and is working in the present, and by anticipating the practices of future secessionist movements, author Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, prescribes solutions that could make the sovereignty game less conflictual.
Cornell University Press, 2021
"Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees" In this book, Lamis Elmy Abdelaaty, assistant professor of political science, asks why states sometimes assert their sovereignty vis-à-vis refugee rights and at other times seemingly cede it by delegating refugee oversight to the United Nations.
Oxford University Press, 2021
"Transnational Crime and Black Spots: Rethinking Sovereignty and the Global Economy" In their book, Maxwell faculty members Stuart Brown and Margaret Hermann examine 80 safe havens across the globe from which transnational criminal, insurgent and terrorist organizations operate—areas the authors term "black spots."
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
PARCC has four core research areas that support the program’s goal of developing knowledge about the context and stages of various conflicts.
Research directors work with faculty associates across a range of disciplines, reflecting the program’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and theory building.
A resource for more than 5,000 users from more than 100 countries each year, E-PARCC is an initiative that publishes resources online, under the Creative Commons license, for those who teach the skills and concepts of collaborative governance around the world.
Materials include case studies of real-world occurrences of public collaborative problem solving in different cultures, simulations that actively engage students in collaborative problem-solving processes, and syllabi from some of the best teachers in the field.
E-PARCC holds an annual competition for case and simulation submissions. The materials provided online are the award winners of this competition. All teaching materials are double-blind peer reviewed by a committee of academics and practitioners.
Conflict Management Center
The mission of the Conflict Management Center (CMC) is to help individuals understand the fundamentals of conflict and collaboration theories, develop skills to engage in conflict transformation and productive collaboration, and become empowered to apply these skills in a variety of settings.
As a graduate student-run organization, CMC trainings and workshops are free and open to Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, as well as to the broader community.
The Summer Institute is a series of workshop-style courses designed to enable participants to manage disputes and differences collaboratively in both professional and personal settings.
The institute draws on the highly regarded faculty of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and noted practitioners who specialize in state-of-the-art theory, research and practice in constructive conflict management and collaboration processes.
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Conflict and Collaboration
42% of employers are including conflict management skills in their job postings. In the conflict and collaboration CAS program, you will strengthen your ability to anticipate, intervene and mediate conflicts.
The certificate, offered online and on campus, can be completed part time in as few as nine months or completed in tandem with your full-time studies as a Syracuse University graduate student.
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