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International Conflict Resolution

The specialization in International Conflict Resolution (ICR) provides students with an understanding of the root causes of international conflicts and of how conflict resolution takes place on an international level. Students receive practical, hands-on training in various methodologies of international conflict resolution.  The specialization seeks to integrate theory and practice, providing a venue for leading practitioners and scholars to prepare the next generation of conflict resolution specialists.

International Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary field, and scholars link their work to the study of development, human rights, humanitarian affairs, security policy and social psychology. Students have the opportunity to pursue coursework in corresponding programs throughout Columbia University. The ICR Specialization also offers opportunities for students to conduct field research and participate in trainings outside Columbia University’s typical classroom environment.

Students who previously studied international conflict resolution at SIPA have pursued careers in a wide range of national and international organizations and agencies.

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Hands-on workshops apply SIPA students' practical skills and analytical knowledge to a real-world issue.
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Student Profiles
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Research Center
The Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University, New York, contributes to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education, and practice.
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