AC4 is seeking an intern for the Spring semester – Metrics Internship

by |January 31st, 2019

Applications Deadline: February 11, 2019  The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University’s The Earth Institute is seeking a graduate or doctoral student intern to provide research assistance to the director of AC4 . The metrics intern will assist with projects related to the Sustainable Peace Project which aims to gain… read more

Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems 2018 – Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from James S. McDonnell Foundation

by |May 24th, 2018

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) is offering a 2018 Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Information below is from the Foundation’s posting. The complete program guidelines can be found in this PDF and can also be found at the JSMF website: https://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/. Further program details are also provided below: The Fellowship -The JSMF… read more

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Sustainable Peace Project Team Presents at the International Peace Institute

by |November 22nd, 2017

On November 3rd, Dr. Peter T. Coleman, Dr. Larry S. Liebovitch, Dr. Douglas P. Fry and Jaclyn Donahue of the Sustainable Peace Project at AC4 presented preliminary findings at the International Peace Institute in New York City. The presentation was included at International Peace Institute for an event titled What Does Empirical Research Tell Us About Sustainable Peace. The… read more

Introductory Resources to DST: Part 2

by |May 5th, 2017

The materials presented below offer an introductory subset of literature to further your exploration of DST and its foundation in social psychology, complexity science, and the field of peace and conflict. These resources inform our insights into understanding, thinking about and engaging with intractable conflict, complex social systems and sustainable peace. Journal Articles Rethinking Intractable Conflict: The… read more

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Systems Thinking & Sustainability

by |March 10th, 2017

This study by Nguyen and Bosch (2013) incorporates a complexity perspective to explore and understand the complex sustainability issues in the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam, a UNESCO designated biosphere reserve. The authors considered a range of key variables including the environment, tourism, GDP, population an poverty rates to build qualitative causal loop diagrams… read more

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Introductory Resources to DST

by |March 8th, 2017

To provide a brief introduction to the Dynamical Systems Theory (DST), we offer the online resources and book recommendations below. Learn more about what makes intractable social problems different and why we need a different mental model. Complexity, Intractability and Social Change  Peter T. Coleman Watch the Video (16:24) In this talk at AC4’s Sustaining… read more

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Innovation Lab

by |February 28th, 2017

Visit the Conflict Innovation Lab website to learn more! Network of Scholars and Practitioners For over 15 years, Dr. Coleman has been exploring conflict through the lens of complexity science. With a group of interdisciplinary colleagues including Robin Vallacher, Andrzej Nowak, Andrea Bartoli, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Naira Musallam and Katharina Kugler he formed the Dynamics of… read more

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