The School of Arts & Sciences

Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

Our Partners

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)



The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.


International Center for Dialogue (KAICIID)

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KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect. Intercultural and interreligious dialogue helps build communities’ resistance against prejudice, strengthens social cohesion, supports conflict prevention and transformation and can serve to preserve peace.

As an international organization, KAICIID supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The Centre also combats all forms of discrimination based on culture, religion or belief. We implement programmes to overcome stereotypes in a long-term process that leads to a culture of dialogue that enables greater understanding of people of other cultures and followers of other religions.

Our work is the continuation of a journey to fulfill a vision to bring together religious leaders and governmental representatives in a sustained dialogue for peace. 


The Atlantic Council

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The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.


Mentor Arabia

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Mentor Arabia is a regional non-governmental organization which advocates for drug prevention among Arab children and youth.


CISH Byblos


Established in 1999 by UNESCO and Lebanon, the International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH) is an international social and… human sciences research institution. Placed under the auspices of UNESCO, the ICHS enjoys, by its statutes, full academic freedom and diplomatic immunity.

The Centre has 2 goals: to contribute to the development of social and human sciences and to promote a culture of peace. To this end, it stimulates international cooperation and reinforces research capacities in different regions. The Center adopts a prospective approach in its search for answers to new challenges.
The CISH is also mandated to disseminate its results and encourage the creation and strengthening of networks of social and human sciences institute particularly in the field of democracy. To achieve this mission, it operates in close cooperation notably with the universities in the region and various international research networks.
The CISH is based in Byblos, a World Heritage site. Byblos is also the place that revealed the Phoenicians and the alphabet. The Center is currently housed in a historic Lebanese building inside the walls of the old city and offers facilities for meetings and researches activities.

International Alert

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We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.We work with local people in over 25 countries around the world to help them build peace, and we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.We focus on issues that influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.We work in Africa, south and southeast Asia, central Asia, the South Caucasus, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and north Africa, and have 18 offices around the world.We believe peace is possible when people can live in safety, have fair and effective laws, participate in shaping political decisions, make a decent living and secure their wellbeing.

Carnegie Corporation of New York


Established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.

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