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Visiting Scholar – Robert Brears

CCS News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:10am
The CCS Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 will be Robert C. Brears, founder of Mitidaption, an ideas lab. Robert is an expert on the impacts of climate change and environmental risks to business, governance and society as well as adaptation strategies to mitigate these risks. He is a contributing author for the Johns Hopkins University’s Global […]

2015 Peacebuilders Fellowship: Honduras

CCS News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:03am
Applications for the second summer Peacebuilders Fellowship are now open! The 2015 program will once again focus on water conflicts, this time in Honduras. Fellows will work with Catholic Relief Services and their partners to conduct research and document local challenges and approaches in dealing with water conflicts. This material will provide vital information to […]

The Praxis of Conflict Transformation: Poverty, Homelessness & Violence in Los Angeles

CCS News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:32am
CCS Director Pushpa Iyer and 6 MIIS students are currently in Los Angeles for “The Praxis of Conflict Transformation” field course. The course seeks to help participants link the theory of peacebuilding with practice through field research. LA is the perfect location for this course because it is a city of contrasts: it is home […]

Summer Peacebuilding Program

CCS News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:09pm
CCS is excited to announce the launch of the Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war. SPP provides an opportunity for participants to learn from the experiences and approaches of scholars and […]

I Am Troy Davis Book Club

CCS News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:16pm
On Tuesday, November 18 the Center for Conflict Studies and the William Tell Coleman Library at MIIS will host a discussion on race, the death penalty, and the U.S. criminal justice system through a reading and discussion of “I Am Troy Davis” by Jen Marlowe. Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia in […]

Reflections – November 2014 Issue

CCS News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:07pm
The new issue of Reflections, the Center for Conflict Studies’ quarterly magazine, is now available. In keeping with the Center’s recent research projects and upcoming conference, this issue focuses on water conflicts. Articles include a commentary on water conflicts with California examples by Ann Clarke, a discussion of the ways in which water can be […]

Water Conference Keynote Speaker: Jason Kestrel Burnett

CCS News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:48pm
CCS is proud to announce that Carmel Mayor Jason Kestrel Burnett will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Water Conference. His keynote address will be titled “Water Management: Finding Consensus in Complex Problems.” The address will be delivered at the opening of the conference on November 6. Jason Burnett was re-elected as the Mayor […]

Challenges to Peacebuilding in Mindanao – 2015 January Field Course

CCS News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:31pm
CCS announces an academic field course “Challenges to Peacebuilding in Mindanao, Philippines” this January (2015). The course will help participants link the theory of peacebuilding to its practice through field research. Through this course, participants will interact with NGOs, INGOs, religious leaders, government officials, civil society members and members of peace zones in Mindanao. There […]

Roundtable Discussion – Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color

CCS News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:21pm
                               On October 9, CCS will host a roundtable discussion on Police Legitimacy in Communities of Color. Panelists will include Kelly McMillin, the Salinas Chief of Police; Will Matthews, Senior Communications Officer at ACLU Northern California; and community member Rosemary Soto. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Pushpa Iyer of MIIS. Please join […]

Book Launch and Discussion with Julia Reynolds

CCS News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:55pm
Julia, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Conflict Studies, is a reporter and editor who has worked for MediaNews newspapers, PBS, NPR and other outlets. Julia will discuss the Nuestra Familia gang, which is the subject of her new book, “Blood in the Fields.” She will also highlight findings from her ongoing research on […]