Conflict Resolution Education Resources on the Web

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Saybrook University is dedicated to teaching people about the peaceful transformation of conflict. The following resources may be helpful for Saybrook students in their academic careers as well as those already practicing in the field.

Association for Conflict Resolution

The association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

Beyond Intractability

Initially created by a team of more than 200 distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world, the Beyond Intractability Knowledge Base is built around an online “encyclopedia” with easy-to-understand essays on almost 400 topics. These essays explain the many dynamics which determine the course of conflict along with available options for promoting more constructive approaches. The “executive summary” level material provided with each essay is backed up by several thousand citations to recommended sources of more in-depth information from printed books and articles and other web pages. Over a hundred hours of online interviews with more than 70 leading conflict scholars and intermediaries are also available.

Campus Conflict Resolution Resources

The primary objective of the Campus Conflict Resolution Resources project ( is to significantly increase administrator, faculty, staff and student awareness of, access to, and use of conflict resolution information specifically tailored to the higher education context. The project came into being thanks to seed funds from the Conflict Resolution Information Source project followed by a major 3-year grant from the federal Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Conflict Resolution Education

People around the globe have started embracing conflict resolution as a key component of a quality education. We invite you to use this site to explore some of the wide array of available materials that support conflict resolution education (CRE as we like to call it).

CR Info: The Conflict Resolution Information Source

This site is a free service, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. As a “linking” site, our staff of editors maintains a keyword-coded catalog of over 20,000 Web, print, and organizational resources, as well as event listings and other conflict resolution-related resources.

The European Centre for Conflict Prevention

This is a non-governmental organization that promotes effective conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies and actively supports and connects people who work for peace worldwide. The ECCP  is the Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), which most of ECCP’s activities currently center on.  GPPAC is a world-wide civil society-led network which aims to build a new international consensus on peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict. It was established in 2003 in response to the call of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his Report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict(2001). GPPAC strengthens civil society networks for peace and security by linking local, national, regional, and global levels of action and provides an effective vehicle for engagement with governments, the UN system, and regional organizations. Click on “Databases” on the lefthand menu for helpful resources and links.

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