Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weaponof destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. Mohandas Gandhi
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The Center for Research and Practice stands as the premier conflict research center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Center has partnered with community mediation programs throughout Colorado to develop the programs and to track their efficacy. Its annual community conferences bring mediators, scholars, and government leaders to the campus. Through the Center's ongoing research projects, students and faculty alike contribute to the conflict resolution field.

Our goal—to establish an intellectually rich environment for exploring central issues to help understand and explain mechanisms of conflict de-escalation, peaceful solutions, and reconciliation between parties—derives from a mission to encourage commitment to a harmonious world by exploring the deeper struggles that traditionally separate people and developing ideas to build an overall organic relationship.

Conflict Resolution is a growth industry. In government, business, sports, and education, more and more attention is given to problem solving through negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and other alternative dispute resolution techniques in an effort to minimize bullying and violence. Peace in the 21st Century depends on our efforts to spread the word about conflict resolution in the community and across the globe. We are enthusiastically committed to our mission and urge your support (cri@du.edu).

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