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Summer Field Course with AC4 Director on Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East

by |February 20th, 2019

Apply now to participate in NECR 5260: Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East! Application deadline is March 10 at 11:59pm (EST). To learn more about the program, please join us for an online information session on March 7 at 10:30am. Please RSVP here to receive the login information. NECR 5260 is a summer course that takes place in Israel… read more

AC4 Fellow Stephanie Regalia Publishes Paper on Malawi Politics for IFRI

by |February 5th, 2019

AC4 Graduate Fellow Stephanie Regalia was part of a team project in Malawi with the Business and Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School. Her project focused on studying large-scale land investments in Malawi and developing investor tools that minimize these disruptions to protect human rights. However, during her time there, she was also able… read more

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

Job Opening: Research Associate Position at MD-ICCCR, Teachers College

by |January 29th, 2019

The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College is seeking to hire a qualified candidate with advanced skills in research design, methodology, statistics, and data analysis for a full-time position. This position will provide support and consulting expertise to students conducting research in the MD-ICCCR lab with Dr. Peter… read more

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AC4 Announces New Program for Youth Practitioners: Focus on Youth, Peace and Security Leadership

by |January 25th, 2019

Why Focus on Youth? At 1.8 billion, young people are not only our future, but our undeniable present, critical partners to realizing sustainable peace.  Young people, long-perceived as either victims or perpetrators of violence, are now increasingly viewed as positive agents of change, peacebuilders in their own right. There is a critical need to find… read more

Organic Forms of Mediation and the Profile of the Natural Mediator: A Research Initiative

by |January 16th, 2019

So-called marginal communities find ways to deal with conflicts, as well as, respond to structures of violence and systematic oppression. These responses can take the form of organized leadership that sets in motion strategies of affirmative and collective action. Case in point, are the comunas of Medellin, Colombia. Built during the late 1940’s, 50’s and… read more

CMM Learning Exchange 2018: Reflection from Tamara Smiley Hamilton

by |December 6th, 2018

I arrived in Tucson as the sun was setting in colorful splendor  against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. But my welcome and entry into the Learning Exchange was even more beautiful and heartwarming.The weekend game me a platform to share the world that has nurtured me: Watts,  California— the epicenter of how people continue… read more

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The Criticality and Potential of Local Human Rights Educators in Rakhine State, by Benjamin Steiner

by |November 12th, 2018

Written September 2018 by Benjamin Steiner, AC4 Graduate Student Fellow, upon returning from fieldwork in Myanmar.  To many in Rakhine State, Myanmar, “Rohingya” is a pseudonym — a social construction — applied to Bengali illegal immigrants living in a state that rightfully belongs to its namesake Rakhine ethnicity. As evidence, they cite the imposing ruins… read more

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Job Opening: MD-ICCCR is looking for a P/T Education Program Coordinator

by |November 12th, 2018

The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College is seeking to hire a qualified candidate with a strong interest in growing the center’s innovative Conflict Intelligence program at Columbia University as a part-time position. This position will coordinate all of the MD-ICCCR educational offerings, including the Graduate Certificate program,… read more

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AC4 Co-Executive Director Peter Coleman Interviewed for the Chicago Tribune

by |November 9th, 2018

Divided America, Difficult Conversations: If you’re ready have them, here’s how — by Cindy Dampier in the Chicago Times Here’s snippet from the Chicago Times: So, should you try to break down the wall that divides you and your parents or your neighbor and start a conversation about immigration or abortion rights? There’s no easy… read more

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