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  • Research Areas

    Advocacy and Activism - The advent of the Internet, an increased emphasis on globalism and the proliferation of network theory...

    Collaborative Governance - Collaboration is an essential tool in an increasingly interconnected world. We examine how collaborative govern...


    Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts - The rapid growth of industry and the intense competition for natural resources have brought...

    International and Intra-state Conflicts - We strive to understand the transformation of largescale destructive conflicts involving...

  • Recent News

  • Kriesberg chapter published.  Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and Founding Director of PARC, contributed a chapter to The Brown Journal of World Affairs (Spring/Summer 2015) The chapter is titled "A Constructive Conflict Approach to World Struggles.” 7/31/15

    E-PARCC Winning Teaching Case and Simulation of the 2015 Competition are Now Available.  Check out the newest additions to the cases and simulations that are available for download at E-PARCC, an open, online resource for those who teach the skills and concepts of collaborative governance around the world. 7/24/15 

    Hirsch interviewed for article on collaboration.  Paul Hirsch, PARCC Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, was recently interviewed for an article titled "Collaborations: Recipe for a team" in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science.  7/22/15

    Nabatchi book published.  PARCC Research Co-Director of Collaborative Governance, Tina Nabatchi's new book, written with Matt Leighninger, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy was published in May 2015. This book explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. It offers a practical framework for thinking about how to engage citizens effectively and provides a sensible approach for reshaping our participation infrastructure to meet the needs of public officials and citizens. 6/15/15

    Robert Rubinstein named as member of the Board of Directors of The Bridgeway Group, a Cambridge, MA based not-for-profit consulting firm. It’s mission statement reads: "The Bridgeway Group works in partnership with parties in conflict-affected regions to provide long-term capacity building for the effective, sustainable, and non-violent management of social and community conflict. We are especially committed to supporting parties in under-resourced contexts and to capturing and disseminating lessons learned from our collective efforts. To accomplish this goal, the Bridgeway Group works with individuals and organizations, offering training in negotiation, communication, and peacebuilding skills. The Bridgeway Group strives to provide best practice through coaching, strategic advice, and innovative tools, designed to help transform the negotiation and conflict management cultures of those with whom we work." 6/10/15

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