Student Groups

AC4 seeks to partner with student groups across Columbia University that focus on advancing scholarship and practice pertaining to conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace, or sustainable development.

We highly encourage Columbia University undergraduates and graduate students to engage with our affiliated student groups, and explore the wide array of opportunities that these organizations strive to provide.

Our Affiliated Student Groups

The Association of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Students (ANCoRs)
School of Continuing Education

The Association of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Students (ANCoRS) represents the diverse interests of graduate students in the Masters of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program at the School of Continuing Education and all students interested in conflict resolution at Columbia University. If you are interested in joining the ANCoRS listserv or would like more information, e-mail

Columbia University Engineers Without Borders
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University Engineers Without Borders aims to address the problems facing people both locally and abroad by leveraging the skills, talents and passions of Columbia University students and the partnerships formed with our organization. Our members come from all engineering and arts backgrounds, sharing the desire to do meaningful work in improving the lives of others through creative, sustainable, engineering solutions.

Columbia University Partnership for International Development (CUPID)
Columbia University

Columbia University Partnership for International Development (CUPID) is a student-led effort across Columbia University to facilitate multidisciplinary dialogue, awareness, and action on international development. Recognizing the University’s excellence in this field, CUPID serves as a channel for individuals interested in international development to take advantage of the University’s wide-ranging human and institutional resources in their academic, extracurricular, and professional endeavors.

Conflict Resolution Working Group (CRWG)
School of International and Public Affairs

The Conflict Resolution Working Group (CRWG) provides a forum to examine and discuss diverse approaches taken to addressing some of the world’s most complex conflicts. The group organizes events and opportunities for students to gain practical, hands-on training in various conflict resolution techniques and methodologies. They also engage students with professionals and organizations that are dedicated to and working towards promoting conflict transformation.

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is an online journal dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development. This journal aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium.

Environmental Law Society (ELS)
School of Law

Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) is an organization for law students who are concerned about environmental issues and/or are interested in environmental careers. The group actively advocates for the promotion of environmental efforts at the Law School. ELS welcomes all interested and new students, and the organization offers an ample opportunity to become involved at any level. For more information, contact Tony Fares:

Humanitarian Affairs Working Group (HAWG)
School of International and Public Affairs

The Humanitarian Affairs Working Group (HAWG) seeks to bring together all students interested in Humanitarian Affairs as well as draw connections to other humanitarian issues critical to the understanding of aid, development, security, and human rights. Through expert panels, workshops and other dynamic events at Columbia, we combine the knowledge and expertise of students and faculty with the perspectives of experienced practitioners from the humanitarian sector to create a space for healthy debate and discussion around the most pressing issues in humanitarian aid today.

Critical Peace Education Network (C-PEN)
Teachers College

The Critical Peace Education Network (C-PEN) creates a space for practitioners, scholars, and activists within and beyond Teachers College and Columbia University to come together and cross-pollinate ideas, share techniques and build relationships and community around the broadly defined field of Peace Education and social justice. The group focuses especially on the challenges facing practice and complements the theoretical learning of our academic setting with practical experience and skill-building opportunities. C-PEN shares information and organizes events and opportunities to promote the process of critical, reflective and creative thinking, about and for Peace.

Scientists for National and International Peace and Security (SNIPS)
Columbia University

Scientists for National and International Peace and Security (SNIPS) is a graduate student organization dedicated to sharing research in the sciences and engineering with an interdisciplinary audience. Through bi-semester discussion events we aim to foster cross-disciplinary research and collaboration on issues related to global peace and security, with particular focus placed on devising solutions for environmental driven conflict. Contact:


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