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At the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), faculty and students are committed to the development of theory, research, and practice that interrupt cycles of violence. ICAR is an innovative academic resource for people and institutions worldwide. It comprises a community of scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, practitioners, and organizations in the field of peace making and conflict resolution. ICAR is a Commonwealth Center for Excellence, recognized for its leadership in the field and its world-renowned faculty.


ICAR is committed to:

  • Advancing the understanding of deeply rooted conflicts between individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in the United States and all over the world through research, teaching, practice, and outreach

  • Carrying on a systematic and ongoing study of the nature, origins, and types of social conflicts

  • Developing the requisite processes and conditions for the productive resolution of conflicts

Major Research Interests:

  • Connection between Globalization and Conflict

  • Religion and Conflict

  • Dynamics of Change in Conflict

  • Identity Issues in Conflict

  • Reflective Practice