RESEARCH

Experiments towards European Peace

At the International Summer Academy in Schlaining, participants and speakers discussed various challenges to European Peace, be they ecological, economic, political or psychological. How can we deal with such challenges? One conclusion from the conference was: neither through reform nor through revolts, but through localized experiments that bring to life concrete utopias such as “a good life for […]


International Summer Academy on European Peace Perspectives in Schlaining / Austria

Faced with worldwide upheavals and turmoil, where does Europe stand in terms of peace politics?  What could, or maybe should, a European perspective on peace look like? These are the leading questions behind this year’s International Summer Academy, taking place from July 9 to 14 at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Schlaining. Together with […]


A Successful Conclusion to the Third Conference on Intractable Conflicts at Harvard University

A Successful Conclusion to the Third Conference on Intractable Conflicts at Harvard University

After months of intense preparations and two and a half days of inspired and inspiring presentations and discussions, the  conference on the “Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III – Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” drew to a close at Harvard University! Many memorable moments will be remembered: Be it the dignified presentation of the National Order of Merit of […]


Welcome Message from FW de Klerk to Open the March 2017 Conference on Intractable Conflicts III at Harvard University

Frederik Willem de Klerk, Former State President of South Africa, contributed a welcome message to the opening of the Conference on the Transformation of Intractable Conflicts: Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving III at Harvard University! The video address provides insights based on de Klerk’s valuable experience in South Africa and strongly praises Professor Kelman’s contributions to peace […]


Award Ceremony for Herbert C. Kelman – National Order of Merit of Austria

On March 16th, 2017, Professor Herbert C. Kelman will be presented with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria by the Consul General of Austria, Dr. Georg Heindl. The prize recognizes Kelman’s pioneering role in contemporary peace research and his extraordinary intellectual achievements. After the award ceremony, participants of the Conference […]


Conference in March 2017: The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III

The conference on the “Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III – Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” will take place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at Harvard University, Boston (USA). The conference will bring together experienced scholar-practitioners from around the world in an inter-disciplinary discussion about the theory and practice of conflict transformation and dialogue. The conference will conclude […]


A tribute to Herbert Kelman´s research and practice (31 March, 2012)

On the occassion of Herbert Kelman´s 85th birthday, Charles Greenbaum highlighted two very special aspects of his research and practice: “Herb’s achievements are many, but there are two aspects of Herb’s research and practice that are important to mention. One of these aspects is specific to Herb’s activity, while the other relates to the wider […]


Recommendations from the 2015 NYC Conference “Searching for a Global Peace and Security Architecture for the 21st Century”

A Report prepared by the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation based on the results of the workshop “A Global Architecture for Peace and Security” held in NYC on 28-29 September, 2015 and organized by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, in cooperation with the Kelman Institute and the International Crisis Group. […]


Harvard Conference 2015 on “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II”

Harvard Conference 2015 on "The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II"

“The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts II: Challenges and Perspectives for Interactive Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution”: The second in a series of conferences was held at Harvard University from September 17-19, 2015. The focus of this conference has been on the wide range of developments to interactive problem solving (IPS) over the past decades, and […]


Harvard Konferenz 2015 diskutiert Nahost- Friedensplan

Harvard Konferenz 2015 diskutiert Nahost- Friedensplan

Vom 17. bis zum 19. September 2015 fand am Weatherhead Center for International Affairs an der Harvard University die zweite Konferenz „The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts. Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” statt. Mitveranstalter waren das Herbert C. Kelman Institut für Interaktive Konflikttransformation, die Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, die Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaften der Universität […]


New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The need for creative approaches to resolving the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never been more urgent. Traditional approaches to a Two State solution have not been adequate to the task. Yet a One State solution approach leaves many significant issues unresolved, in particular questions of citizenship and equality under the law. Over the course of […]


A Report from the Harvard Conference 2014 “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts”

From 27th to 29th March 2014, the conference on “The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts. Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” was held at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University. The Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education (ZFF) and the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation Vienna/Jerusalem were the joint […]