Current Activities


I continue to make presentations in conjunction with PARCC functions, at professional meetings, at other universities and research centers in the U.S. and abroad, and in the local community.  Videos of some of these can be accessed through the PARCC website, the Maxwell School YouTube Channel, or by the Links button on this website.  These include talks at George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (March 7, 2010) , an interview as one of Parents of the Field, conducted on April19, 2006, the University of Manitoba’s Mauro Center for Peace and Justice (March 17, 2014), at the Manlius Senior Centre (April 9, 2014), and later presentations..

Book Projects

Conflict and Collaboration: Better or Worse Relations

This book, edited by Catherine Gerard and me, will include chapters by associates of PARCC examining the relations between conflict resolution and collaboration.  It follows a multi-year series of seminars by PARCC associates about the topic. The book will be published by Routledge.

Transforming Intractable Conflicts

The book derives from an international conference on transforming intractable conflicts, held at Syracuse University, on September 22-24, 2016. The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) organized and supported the conference.   The book is being edited by Catherine Gerard, Galia Golan, Miriam Elman, and me.

Louis Kriesberg: Pioneer in Peace and Constructive Conflict Resolution Studies. Vol. 2.

The book will be the second volume of Louis Kriesberg: Pioneer in Peace and Constructive Conflict Resolution Studies. Vol. 1 was published by Springer in 2016. The second volume will be a selection of previously published articles and chapters from edited books, including some that were not previously published in English. The collection will include pieces from all stages of my work in the fields of peace and conflict resolution.

Other Activities

I continue to be engaged in the community organization, Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue group, initiated in 1981.  I and four other members were recognized with Interfaith Works Leadership Awards by Interfaith Works of Central New York in May 2012.  Here is a link to the video related to this award.

I write blogs on current topics, from a constructive conflict perspective. They are posted on Huffington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus, and elsewhere. They are accessible here.