The Conflict & Peace, Research & Development (C&P, R&D or CPRD) group comprises individuals and activities broadly concerned with political conflict/violence (e.g., genocide, civil war, human rights violation, terrorism, protest, torture, domestic spying and everyday resistance) and peace (e.g., community building, inter-group relations and negotiation). The range of topics is purposefully conceived in as encompassing a manner as possible.
Most individuals and activities of CPRD are based in political science on the University of Michigan's campus but several initiatives are coordinated with other institutions throughout the world (e.g., Florida State University, Peace Research Institute Oslo and Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict). Many events involve face to face interactions but CPRD also employs diverse technologies whenever possible in order to advance knowledge, be efficient and reduce our carbon footprint.
On this webpage, you will find the general research statement of the group, a listing of activities (i.e., the program), the participants, special events, a Michigan conflict/peace calendar, links to others whom we view as being engaged in similar efforts and a contact page.
Edgar Franco Vivanco
We are a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop.
(website updated September 2023)