Watch a brief video about the life and studies of Louis Kriesberg founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986-1994) at Syracuse University.

“Parents of the Field” Project by Christopher Mitchell at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Commonwealth Center for Excellence at George Mason University. This project’s goal was “to record visually the recollections and views of some of the individual scholars and practitioners who initiated the field of conflict analysis and peace research in the 1950s and 1960s.”

August 16, 2015– Interviewed by Dan Cummings for Channel 9 in Syracuse (ABC) for the show Newsmakers. Kriesberg discussed his views about poverty, challenging Congressman John Katko and then discussed his newest book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach.

April 2015– Columbia University Presentation at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) and the Earth Institute.  He also discussed the book on the radio show, “Conversations from the Leading Edge: Peace and Conflict at Columbia.”

April 9, 2014– Talk from the Manlius Senior Centre titled “The Informed Collaborative.”

March 17, 2014– Talk from the University of Manitoba’s Mauro Center for Peace & Justice titled “The Constructive Conflicts Approach with Applications to Contemporary Conflicts.”

March 7, 2010– Talk from George Mason University’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution titled “Obama, Constructive Conflict and Mediation.”


Link to Lou’s writings:

Kriesberg, L., and Neu, J. (2018). “Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Field: Core Concepts and Issues.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Oxford University Press.

Kriesberg’s lastest book, Realizing Peace, was published by Oxford University Press in February, 2015. Click here to download the first chapter, “Toward More Constructive Conflicts.” 


Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration – PARCC

I was the founding Director of the Program and was Director from 1986 until 1994. I am currently Senior Research Associate in PARCC.

Syracuse University Press

For many years, I was the academic editor for the Syracuse University Press series, “Peace and Conflict Resolution.” Further information about the press and the series is available at the site.


Some of my thinking and writing related to conflict resolution and the intractability of social conflicts can be found on the website managed by Heidi and Guy Burgess at the University of Colorado.

SAMED: Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group

I am a founding member of the Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue group (SAMED).