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Category Archives: Center for Conflict Studies

Dr. Iyer Appointed to Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

CCS Director Dr. Pushpa Iyer has been appointed to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The Council seeks to improve coordination on addressing domestic violence; promote effective prevention, intervention, and treatment techniques; and improve the response to domestic violence in order to reduce incidents. Dr. Iyer’s appointment will last […]

International Education Day

Last week CCS participated in International Education Day at MIIS, a celebration inspired by the International Education Week headed by the U.S. Department of State to promote cross-cultural understanding and education on a global scale. MIIS brought about 130 high school students to campus to participate in a range of activities and learn about the […]

CCS Office Open House

  On Thursday, the Center for Conflict Studies celebrated the official opening of its new office on the Monterey Institute campus! The office is the Center’s first physical location and will be used primarily as a base for meetings and research. We marked the occasion with an open house, and were pleased to welcome many […]

Keynote Speaker: Dianne Barker Harrold

The Center for Conflict Studies is excited to announce that Dianne Barker Harrold will be the keynote speaker for November’s conference on Understanding Justice in Conflicts. Harrold has practiced law for 26 years, mostly in Indian Country in Oklahoma. She served as tribal judge for thirteen Indian tribes in Oklahoma and as the first female […]

[You]th Snap4Change

CCS is pleased to introduce [You]th Snap4Change, a photography competition for middle and high school students. The competition hopes to give youth a chance to think about peace and conflict in their daily lives, share their thoughts and beliefs while learning to be open to the views of others, and explore creative ways of communicating. Students […]

Call for Proposals: Understanding Justice in Conflicts

Our fall conference, Maneuvering the Maze: Understanding Justice in Conflicts, will seek to explore the many notions of justice, the importance and role of justice in conflict and peace, the various approaches to justice and the key players involved in providing, seeking and receiving justice. We invite proposals from graduate students, academics and practitioners in […]

Sri Lanka Study Tour

Beginning on June 8, CCS Director Dr. Pushpa Iyer will lead a ten-day study tour for 16 civil society leaders from Sri Lanka. The tour will involve an introductory training in Sri Lanka followed by meetings and exchanges with civil society leaders in Gujarat, India. The project is sponsored by USAID.

Religion, Riots and Rules: Power Politics in Gujarat

379816_564895320208888_414171468_nThis week Dr. Iyer and three students who participated in the J-term course “Journey Through Gandhi’s Land” presented their research from the trip at a conference on Religion and Politics at The Henry Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. >>

Using Film & Mobile Tech to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

-1This week CCS and the CRA welcomed filmmaker and founder of The Line Campaign, Nancy Schwartzman, for a discussion on using storytelling and technology to combat gender-based violence. >>

Journey Through Gandhi’s Land

3661_555906544441099_1297332935_nOn Thursday, the participants of the J-term course “Journey Through Gandhi’s Land” presented their experiences and stories from their two-week research trip to Gujarat, India to the MIIS community. >>