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Center for Applied Conflict Management and May 4

Immediately following the shootings, a university-wide commission was charged with recommending long-term institutional responses. The commission's consensus recommendation was that Kent State University should establish a living memorial in the form of a center to study and to promote peaceful mechanisms of change. The Center for Peaceful Change was established in 1971, later renamed the Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM). The center's undergraduate degree program in peace and conflict studies was established two years later, in 1973, making it one of the oldest in the country. It is also currently the largest in the country, enrolling in excess of 1,000 students in its courses each academic year. CACM also staffs a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Management in the Political Science Ph.D. program, and offers trainings and services in mediation, negotiation, nonviolent action, and facilitation to the community. 
 
More information about the Center for Applied Conflict Management

e-mail cacm@kent.edu or call 330-672-3143.