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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 […]

Summer Peacebuilding Program

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

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

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

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

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 […]