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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 […]

2014 Conference: Conflicts Over Water and Building Bridges with Water

CCS News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:06pm
We are excited to announce our third annual conference to be held in Monterey, CA from Nov. 6-8, 2014! Conflicts Over Water Water, a basic human need, a human right, is a limited resource. The eternal conflict over access to and control of water has been made more complex in recent times with climate change, […]

New Book from CCS Visiting Scholar Julia Reynolds – “Blood in the Fields”

CCS News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:23am
The Center for Conflict Studies is happy to share that CCS Visiting Scholar Julia Reynolds will be releasing a new book this fall, titled “Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California’s Nuestra Familia Gang.” Published by the Chicago Review Press, this book presents Julia Reynolds’ extensive research on the Nuestra Familia gang, one of […]

Peace, Trade, and Development Program 2014

CCS News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:10pm
CCS Director Pushpa Iyer will once again be teaching in the Peace, Trade, and Development program this summer at MIIS. This four-week course is designed to give upper-level students and new professionals the concepts and tools to work in human security, global trade, social change and development. Dr. Iyer will begin teaching on July 24th […]

Announcing the 2014 Peacebuilder Fellows

CCS News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:05pm
CCS is excited to announce our Peacebuilder Fellows for summer 2014! CCS will be sending eight Fellows, as well as one Visiting Peacebuilder Fellow (short-term), to four different countries to research water conflicts and gather the stories of those who have experienced conflict. This year’s Fellows come from the United States, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Thailand, […]

Peacebuilders Fellowship – Applications Now Open

CCS News - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:43am
CCS is pleased to announce that applications for the summer 2014 Peacebuilders Fellowship are now open! The Center will be choosing eight fellows to travel to four countries (Burma, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the West Bank) for 8 to 10 weeks over the summer. Fellows will work in teams of two in each country to research […]

CCS Hiring a Social Media Intern for Spring 2014

CCS News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:56pm
The Center for Conflict Studies is seeking to hire one social media intern for Spring-Summer 2014 (unpaid). Job responsibilities include managing the Center’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and maintaining its Database of Organizations site. Prospective Interns must be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a graduate program preferably in conflict studies or […]

The Role of Media in Insurgencies and Conflict Resolution

CCS News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 10:18am
The Center for Conflict Studies will be co-sponsoring a lecture, along with the M2 Lecture Series, by Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury, Orion Lewis. The lecture, entitled “The Coverage of Conflict: The Role of Media in Insurgencies and Conflict Resolution,” will discuss the role international media coverage plays in conflict resolution and […]

CCS Hiring Research Interns for Spring 2014

CCS News - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 8:32am
The Center for Conflict Studies is seeking to hire two research interns for Spring 2014 (unpaid but with the possibility of earning academic credits). Interns will conduct research for the Peacebuilders Fellowship program and will be expected to write short country profiles and background notes. Interns will work for 10 hours per week and may […]

Peacebuilders Fellowship

CCS News - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 12:17pm
CCS is pleased to announce the Peacebuilders Fellowship, a summer fellowship program for graduate students in the U.S. The program will begin in summer 2014. In keeping with the Center’s mission, the goal of the fellowship is to give a voice to the voiceless. Fellows will spend about two months in a conflict zone and […]