Hewlett Theory Center Conference Proceedings 2002

  • What don’t we know about conflict and its resolution?
  • What do we need to know?
    • How would we find out?The articles presented in these Proceedings stem from a unique meeting, designed to raise these deceptively simple questions. The 2002 Hewlett Theory Centers conference, held in New York in the spring of 2002, was organized to draw on the wisdom of some of the field’s leading practitioners, and to challenge scholars to create new theories, responsive to new needs.This venture was a four-way collaboration, including two theory centers — the City University of New York’s Dispute Resolution Consortium, housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in midtown Manhattan, and George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, in Fairfax, Virginia — and the Hewlett-funded Theory to Practice Project, based in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as the Foundation itself.Click here for the articles


Research Mini-Grant Program

  • Since 1993, the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium (CUNY DRC) Research Mini-Grant Program has been stimulating research and scholarly work in Dispute Resolution at CUNY, including monographs, working papers, publications, research grant proposals, and educational films.

DR Research Reports

Selected Bibliographies




Current Projects

  • Kurdish-Turkish Peace Process Project:  Professors Mucahit Bilici and Maria R. Volpe, Sociology Department

New Kurdish Subjectivities in the Post-Conflict Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process

After decades of armed conflict and low intensity guerilla warfare, the Turkish state and the Kurdish armed movement PKK reached an agreement in 2012 to end the conflict and to initiate a gradual process of consensus building. This project attempts to map out the new forms of Kurdish subjectivities that are no longer eclipsed by the threat and anxieties of conflict.

Another aspect of this project explores the role of religion in consensus building between the two ethnic groups involved in the longstanding conflict, Turks and Kurds.

For more information, read Professor Mücahit Bilici: Post-PKK era will be a Kurdish spring

Archives:  Past CUNY DRC Initiatives