Conflict Resolution is the study and application of alternative theories, bargaining and negotiation techniques and related ethical issues. With a unique combination of theory with practice, students explore a range of environments where conflict arises and explore careers in peacebuilding, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
The quality of our life depends not on conflicts, but our response to them.
The Conflict Resolution Institute (CRI) at the University of Denver bridges nine academic units and five professional schools to create truly multidisciplinary offerings in the theory, research, and practice of conflict resolution. The Academic Program offers an M.A. degree, while the Center for Conflict Engagement coordinates conferences, visiting scholars, joint projects, and community partnerships. CRI focuses on reflective practice, conflict analysis and assessment, conflict resolution capacity building, and restoring the community fabric in ongoing intractable conflict and post-conflict settings. Institute start-up and development was generously supported by a gift from the Henry R. Luce Foundation.
CRI hosts workshops, guest speakers and events emphasizing collaborative capacity and professional network expansion in Colorado and worldwide. Housed in the Josef Korbell School of International Studies, the Center also works with other departments and institutes in joint efforts for engaging discussions. and Join our mailing list to get the most updated schedule of events.