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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 […]

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, […]