Complexity Peace Sustainability Program

AC4 is seeking an intern for the Spring semester – Metrics Internship

by |January 31st, 2019

Applications Deadline: February 11, 2019  The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University’s The Earth Institute is seeking a graduate or doctoral student intern to provide research assistance to the director of AC4 . The metrics intern will assist with projects related to the Sustainable Peace Project which aims to gain… read more

Peace Talks Radio: Finding Peace, Sustaining Peace – featuring AC4 Co-Executive Director, Peter T. Coleman

by |October 9th, 2018

From the Peace Talks Radio Website: How do we find peace and how do we make peace last? It’s easy to become cynical and lose hope when faced with conflicts that seem intractable and have lasted for so long. But there are people working on solutions, even reaching across divides that seemed insurmountable in the past. On this edition… read more

What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace? New Blog in The State of the Planet

by |September 6th, 2018

What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Peace? The research team behind the Sustainable Peace Project has created a series of short videos to give an introduction to their ongoing research project. The team includes researchers with backgrounds in environmental science, social psychology, physics, anthropology, among others, working to understand the underlying conditions of peace. Read this new blog published… read more

Job Opening at AC4: Program Manager of the Sustainable Peace Project

by |July 20th, 2018

AC4 is looking to hire a Program Manager for the Sustainable Peace Project. Click here to read full job description and apply. Description: The Sustainable Peace Project is an interdisciplinary project that aims to uncover the fundamental dynamics of sustainably peaceful societies. Grounded in complexity science, the project conducts basic research utilizing multiple methodologies to design,… read more

VIDEO: Policy Forum at the International Peace Institute: “Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators”

by |April 2nd, 2018

Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators Leave your questions for the Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators panel in the comments. Remarks will begin at 1:15pm EST. Posted by International Peace Institute on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 On March 28th, our Co-Executive Director Peter T. Coleman spoke at a policy forum on… read more

AC4’s Peter Coleman on the UN Secretary-General’s “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” report

by |March 19th, 2018

In April 2016, the UN General Assembly and Security Council adopted twin resolutions on sustaining peace. To further realize the goal of sustaining peace, the UN Secretary-General recently released the report “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace” to provide an update on implementing these resolutions and to offer recommendations for moving forward. AC4’s co-Executive Director Peter T…. read more

Meet AC4 Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Larry Liebovitch

by |February 2nd, 2018

Dr. Liebovitch is Professor of Physics and Psychology at Queens College of the City University of New York and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at AC4. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the City College of New York and a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. At Florida Atlantic University he served as the interim… read more

Sustainable Peace Project Team Presents at the International Peace Institute

by |November 22nd, 2017

On November 3rd, Dr. Peter T. Coleman, Dr. Larry S. Liebovitch, Dr. Douglas P. Fry and Jaclyn Donahue of the Sustainable Peace Project at AC4 presented preliminary findings at the International Peace Institute in New York City. The presentation was included at International Peace Institute for an event titled What Does Empirical Research Tell Us About Sustainable Peace. The… read more