News & Events

AC4 endeavors to inform individuals about current initiatives led by AC4 and also overall opportunities to engage with current scholarship and practice pertaining to conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace, and sustainable development.

In our News section, you will find information about lectures, conferences, events, jobs, and internship positions at Columbia University and other areas in New York and across the globe.

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CMM Learning Exchange – April 20-21, 2017

by |March 21st, 2017

The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Learning Exchange Clark University in Worcester, MA | April 21-22, 2017 Please RSVP by April 8th to

Categories: CMM, News

Understanding Youth and Gang Violence on Social Media – Episode # 48 on AC4 Podcast, Conversations from the Leading Edge

by |February 9th, 2017

In this episode, Peter T. Coleman interviews Dr. Desmond Patton, a social work researcher now at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Patton shares about his background and experience researching youth violence. He tells about the multiple perspectives involved in his research that focuses on urban communities of high violence, including the youth themselves, many of… read more

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CU Peace Incubator Groups @MD-ICCCR

by |February 5th, 2017

Our partners at the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution are starting incubator groups for students and alumni across the university. Learn more about this unique opportunity to get involved in applying science to peacebuilding.    Info Session: Thursday, Feb 16, 6-7pm Contact:

Categories: News, Projects

Job Opportunities at Kent State – Two Tenure-Track Positions, Applications due by Feb 20

by |February 2nd, 2017

Kent State University’s Center for Applied Conflict Management is receiving applications for two (2) tenure-track positions to begin August 2017. Assistant professor of Social Conflicts and Community Engagement (Position#988779)* The successful applicant will have strong credentials in conflict management, including with theories and practices of conflict intervention used to constructively manage social, racial, economic and… read more

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Graduate Research Assistant Position at AC4

by |January 26th, 2017

Apply now! Deadline: Feb 26th For more information, email Program Manager, Jaclyn Donahue, at

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Columbia University Career Fair on Feb. 8th- register your organization now!

by |January 12th, 2017

School of Professional Studies Career Fair Wednesday February  8, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Join members of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) community and: Meet qualified candidates from our fourteen Graduate degrees. Assist your organization in diversifying its pipeline with top talent Network with industry leaders and faculty members… read more

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CMM Learning Exchange 2016: Reflection from AC4 Fellow, Aleksandra Kasymova

by |December 2nd, 2016

When I received the congratulations letter from AC4 about my fellowship to participate in the CMM Learning Exchange, my academic advisor, the reference for my application, told me: “Kudos to you! Now you are a real CMMer!” At that moment I was not sure that I knew who exactly a real CMMer was but I… read more

Categories: AC4 Fellows, News

Research Update: “Re-Conceptualizing the Science of Sustainability” now available

by |November 30th, 2016

AC4 Director Josh Fisher and Project Coordinator Kristen Rucki have recently published an article in the journal Sustainable Development. Titled “Reconceptualizing the Science of Sustainability”, this article recommends an expanded view of sustainability science that operates at the nexus of conflict, development, and the environment, explicitly incorporating concepts of peace and conflict. The authors suggest… read more

New Publication on Project Ankur, from 2015 Fellowship Receipients

by |November 23rd, 2016

Srishti Sardana and Marina Marcus, team recipients of the 2015 Fellowship, have received their first publication for Project Ankur, their AC4 sponsored project. The full paper, published in Journal of Clinical Psychology, is available here: “Narratives of Violence, Pathology, and Empowerment: Mental Health Needs Assessment of Home-Based Female Sex Workers in Rural India.“ The paper gives an overview… read more

Call for Submissions from Queens Museum: Readings on Peace

by |November 23rd, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A DAY OF READINGS ON PEACE ON JANUARY 15, 2017 AT THE QUEENS MUSEUM Deadline for submissions: December 27, 2016 “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become… read more

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