Practitioners and policymakers involved with national and international conflict management often require specialist knowledge to enhance their understanding of specific contextual dynamics and complex conflict processes. In order to effectively manage and resolve violent incompatibilities practitioners commonly require detailed knowledge on a range of topics including politics, psychology, law, history, sociology, religious studies and anthropology.
Connecting policy makers and conflict management practitioners with academics that possess such specialist knowledge has always proven challenging, largely due to the lack of communication and connections between the two communities. The result is damaging for both groups, who are both deprived of the opportunity to learn from and with each other
The Conflict Research Society aims to:
- To promote links between peace and conflict researchers and conflict management practitioners.
- Become a national and international body that develops and nurtures connections and synergies between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and non-governmental organizations.
If you are a conflict management practitioner who would like to get involved in the society, or develop stronger links with academics and practitioners working within the CRS, please contact us.