Center for Applied Conflict Management

Kent State University’s Center for Applied Conflict Management is transforming into a new School of Peace and Conflict Studies this month. The change better reflects Kent State’s reputation as a leading institution of research, teaching and practice in constructive conflict management, and elevates the center from a unit within the Department...

A School of Peace and Conflict Studies Instructor, Anuj Gurung, just completed an important applied research project worth noting and celebrating…   Political Science doctoral candidate and SPCS instructor Anuj Gurung worked as a Research Consultant for the International Institute of Akron in the fall of 2016, carrying out a much-needed...

School of Peace & Conflict Studies

CACM Director Patrick Coy has published a chapter in a new book focused on constructive conflict management. Coy’s chapter, “Communication, Constructiveness, and Asymmetry in Nonviolent Action Theory and Practice,” is chapter two in Perspectives in Waging Conflicts Constructively: Cases, Concepts and Practice, Bruce Dayton and Louis...

  CACM Associate Professor, Landon Hancock, has published a new edited book, his third, this one entitled:  "Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change,” Emerald Publishing Group, Bingley, UK, 2016.   http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S0163-786X201538   Synopsis This volume of Research in Social...

  The following experts from Kent State University are available to media covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their areas of expertise and topics they can discuss are provided, as well as links to additional information and contact information. Areas of expertise include religion and politics, U.S. relations to Europe,...

Kent State University alumnus Chad Meyers, who graduated in 1992 with a degree in Peace & Conflict Studies (now offered as Applied Conflict Management through the School of Peace and Conflict Studies), was mentioned in a recent article for being an inspiration to his own students.   Chad, a social studies teacher at James Ford Rhodes High...

When you first meet Liz Schmidt, an instant friendship emerges, filled with conversation illuminated with respect and kindness. Her friendly disposition and welcoming nature, coupled with her sense of adventure, reflects the social responsibility she lives by: “foster relationships and value people that you run into every day.” Schmidt is a...

When you first meet Liz Schmidt, an instant friendship emerges, filled with conversation illuminated with respect and kindness. Her friendly disposition and welcoming nature, coupled with her sense of adventure, reflects the social responsibility she lives by: “foster relationships and value people that you run into every day.” Schmidt is a...

The Center for Applied Conflict Management is pleased and proud to share the news that Dr. Jennifer Maxwell was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award.  Congratulations Jennifer! Read More

Karen Cunningham, associate professor with the Center for Applied Conflict Management (now the School of Peace and Conflict Studies) at Kent State University, was recently asked by YES! Magazine to write an article for their online issue on a creative assignment she gave to her Applied Conflict Management students. Read the full article. The...