The links provided here are broadly concerned with the power-sharing, ethnopolitical conflict, political violence, and conflict resolution, as well as links to the University of Pennsylvania and its relevant departments. The websites of individual speakers can be found in the Speakers section, which can be reached by clicking on the tab at the top of this page, or by clicking on a particular speaker's name on the Calendar page. The links included here are meant to interest and appeal to a wide range of students, scholars, and others interested in this subject matter, whether they have been practicing in the field for years or are just getting started,
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation aims to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities, through thoughtful, long-term collaborations with grant recipients and the investement of sufficient funds for an extended period to accomplish the purpose at hand and achieve meaningful results.

American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Sociological Association

Canadian Sociological Association - La société canadienne de sociologie

Canadian Political Science Association - Association canadienne de science politique

Canadian Psychological Association - Société canadienne de psychologie

CPA - Psychology of Ethnopolitical Warfare

Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

United Kingdom. An independent academic research institute dedicated to the study of terrorism and related forms of political violence.

Centre for Conflict Resolution

University of Cape Town, South Africa. "The Centre for Conflict Resolution seeks to contribute towards a just peace in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence."

Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics

The Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics was established at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 in order to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching across the University community on issues of international relations, international security, and international political economy. Founded with support of Penn alumnus Christopher H. Browne, C' 69, the Center sponsors a regular schedule of visiting speakers, awards research grants to Penn faculty and graduate students, organizes occasional conferences, and hosts a post-doctoral fellow, as well as distinguished visiting scholars.

Conflict Gateway
The mission of Conflict Gateway is to create a simple, easily accessible portal which brings together all of the conflict, mediation, resolution, transformation, and ADR resources on the internet.

Consortium for Language Policy and Planning

The CLPP is an unincorporated assembly of a number of research universities, advocacy bodies, and other scholars interested in issues of language policy and planning.

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

The GCMHP is a Palestinian non-governmental institution established in 1990 to serve the population of Gaza.  It offers comprehensive community-based mental health services to all sectors of society with emphasis on victims of both domestic and political violence.

Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)

Derry, Northern Ireland. INCORE is "a global centre for the study and resolution of conflict."

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

South Africa.  The IJR studies the legacy of colonialism and apartheid, "promoting justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and into the new century."

International Alert

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation that works to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict. We work in over 20 countries and territories around the world, both directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. Brendan O'Leary is one of International Alert’s Trustees.

International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka

The Centre was created "to advance the cause of national cohesion in Sri Lanka, to give greater salience to human rights, to help develop broad-based and sustainable development process, and to promote the cause of peace in the region and internationally."


Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

Founded in Jerusalem in 1989, the IPCRI is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world.  It is devoted to developing practical solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Peace Appeal Foundation

The Peace Appeal Foundation supports peace and conflict resolution processes globally through inclusive, multi-track and multi-sector interventions designed to achieve agreed, fair, and just outcomes.

Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism has been established with the aid of a $2.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the School of Arts and Sciences. Both the University and School of Arts and Sciences have designated "democracy and constitutionalism" as a central theme for Penn research and teaching. Because most people experience "constitutionalism and democracy" chiefly through the forms of citizenship that constitutional democracies create, SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell authorized the DCC Program as a key element in promoting scholarship at all levels on these topics.

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

PsySR is an international group of psychologists working together to use psychological knowledge to resolve conflicts.

Refugee Studies Centre

Pursues multidisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of forced migration and disseminates research results to policy makers, practitioners, and the academic community.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

SPSSI is an international group of over 3500 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues.

Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence-APA Division 48

The purpose of the division is to increase and apply psychological knowledge in the pursuit of peace, defined broadly as both the absence of war and the creation of positive social conditions which minimize destructive conflicts.

Terrorism Research Center

The Center “is an independent institute dedicated to the research of terrorism, information warfare, critical infrastructure protection and other issues of low-intensity political violence and gray-area phenomena."

United States Institute of Peace

The mission USIP is to strengthen the nation's capabilities to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.  It is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by the US Congress.

University of Pennsylvania

Political Science Department - University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Program in Ethnic Conflict provides links to other websites for informational purposes only. Links do not imply endorsement of any other organization.  Suggestions of other useful sources of information on issues of ethnopolitical conflict and power-sharing in deeply divided places are welcome; please contact with details.


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