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Ericka Huggins – 2015 Race Conference Keynote Speaker

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 10:04pm
CCS is proud to announce that Ericka Huggins will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Race Conference. Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, and educator, as well as a former political prisoner and leader in the Black Panther Party. Upon release from prison in 1972, Ericka became writer and editor for the […]

CCS Director to discuss “The Hunting Ground” at MIIS

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 9:50pm
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) are partnering to bring the critically acclaimed film “The Hunting Ground” to the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce Street, on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. In the New York Times review of the film, Ann […]

Fourth Annual Conference on Race and Conflict

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:40pm
CCS is pleased to announce its fourth annual conference on the topic of Race and Conflict. The conference is titled “Breaking Down Shades of Color: Power, Privilege and Potential in Race Conflicts” and will be held in Monterey from November 5-7, 2015. This conference aims to highlight the sources, nature and growing incidence of race-based […]

2015 Summer Peacebuilding Program

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 11:07pm
The 2015 Summer Peacebuilding Program has begun! CCS is happy to welcome 17 participants to the beautiful MIIS campus for a 3-week intensive course on bridging the theory and practice of building peace in societies emerging from conflict. The program launched on Sunday night with a reception to welcome the students and introduce the faculty. […]

Announcing the 2015 Peacebuilder Fellows

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:57pm
_________               CCS would like to introduce our 2015 Peacebuilder Fellows! Christine Young and Tayna Martins are participating in this year’s program in Honduras. Partnering with the Catholic Relief Services, they will research water conflicts in the country, gathering stories from stakeholders and learning about approaches to conflict resolution. Upon […]

Reflections April 2015

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:35am
The Center is proud to share the first issue of the new, re-launched Reflections magazine! Reflections will now be an annual publication, reviewing the year’s activities at the Center, sharing research and field experiences, highlighting alumni accomplishments, presenting the coming year’s events, and more. As ever, the magazine’s articles and features are designed to make […]

Violence Explained and Peace Explored

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:36pm
The Center for Conflict Studies invites you to attend its upcoming presentation, “Violence Explained and Peace Explored.” In 2015, CCS organized two field courses: “Challenges to Peacebuilding in Mindanao” and “The Praxis of Conflict Transformation: Poverty, Homelessness and Violence in Los Angeles.” Dr. Pushpa Iyer will lead 15 MIIS and 3 CSUMB course participants in […]

Visiting Scholar – Robert Brears

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

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

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 […]