19) Conflict & Intelligence at Columbia University
Conflict Intelligence at Columbia University (CIQ@CU): The Research and Education Agenda of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) Conflict Intelligence at Columbia University (CIQ@CU): The Research and Education Agenda of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) Submitted by Rebecca Bass, on behalf of Peter T. Coleman/MD-ICCCR
Founded in 1986 by the pioneering social psychologist Morton Deutsch, the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University is an innovative research and education center committed to promoting constructive conflict resolution and overcoming social injustice in families, organizations, and communities worldwide, ultimately with the goal of fostering sustainable peace.Our original research—which combines insights from psychology, peace and conflict studies, and complexity science—studies ways of increasing what we call Conflict Intelligence (CIQ). CIQ centrally involves developing the knowledge and skills necessary for navigating different types of conflicts in fundamentally different kinds of situations effectively and constructively. This research is organized into eight main buckets, including:
We are also committed to developing future leaders by actively translating leading research—from our lab and beyond—into a robust set of courses offered at Teachers College, Columbia University. We offer a 16-credit New York State Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution which many students take as part of their Master’s and Ph.D. coursework, as well as a variety of Executive Education courses and workshops.
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