David Backer and Paul Huth of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) are leading a University of Maryland (UMD) team that has been awarded a $1.2 million four-year grant for the project Modelling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition (MERIAM). The sponsor is the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). UMD is receiving a subaward from the nonprofit organization Action Against Hunger (ACF), as part of a total project budget of over $3.7 million.
Introducing a 2018 Winter Program Course "Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict", offered January 2 to January 22, 2018. Registration for this course and for the Winter 2018 session opens in October, 2017.
The goal is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate transformation of community or societal conflicts, including ethnic, religious or cultural tensions, using techniques of multi-track diplomacy.
Shibley Telhami presents the key findings, questionnaire, PowerPoint presentation, and his newest article on a post-election poll on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The poll results were also compared with previous polls that were conducted in past years on this issue. Please note that the questions from the post-election poll were from the new University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll conducted in November 2016, which he led along with colleague, Professor Stella Rouse.
CIDCM's flagship biennial publication, Peace and Conflict 2016, has been released. The report covers a range of topics including global patterns and trends on conflict and peace, and a special feature on work on measuring micro-level welfare effects of exposure to conflict. From 2016 onwards, Peace and Conflict is a collaboration between the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and CIDCM.
CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin" (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).