The Rutgers-Newark Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights (CGHR) seeks to enhance our understanding of genocide, political violence, and protracted conflict and related mechanism for their prevention and resolution. To this end, the Center promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and scholarship, educational initiatives, workshops and seminars, outreach and commemorative programs, and international collaborations related to genocide, conflict resolution, and human rights. The Center, based in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has an internationally renowned group of advisors, faculty associates, senior research fellows, and affiliated scholars who work on issues related to genocide, conflict resolution, and human rights both domestically and across the globe. As part of its mission, CGHR also reaches out to survivor and professional communities, organizations and government offices concerned with these issues in Newark, throughout New Jersey, nationwide, and around the world.
The International Institute for Peace has an ambitious mission: to orient societies marked by violent conflict towards a sustainable peace rooted in human rights, the appreciation of cultural diversity, and the alleviations of poverty. Its focus is mainly on urban areas. The dramatic demographic changes witnessed across the world will make urban areas central to the challenges of a global interdependence: from climate change to migration, from epidemics to terrorism, from poverty to organized violence. Through research, education and practice, IIP contributes to strategic community building in urban areas around the world, starting with Newark. Peace starts in our minds and grows in our homes, our schools, our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world. The International Institute for Peace operates under the auspices of UNESCO as a Category 2 Center. As such it is committed to contributing to the achievement of UNESCO strategic program objectives. UNESCO and IIP share the same mission: to build peace in the minds of women and men.
Rutgers University in Newark is the only institution in the United States to offer both Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Global Affairs. The main goal of the graduate Division of Global Affairs (DGA) is to provide intellectual and practical training in core areas, particularly in the fields of security, ethics, development and the environment. The program offers its ethnically and internationally diverse student population an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on global issues.
The Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution LINK devotes time and resources to fostering collaborative, non-adversarial processes for reaching decisions, particularly, but not exclusively, regarding public policy. It provides technical assistance to agencies, institutions, organizations and others to advance collaborative undertakings, particularly regional and statewide efforts that cross traditional political structures and involve groups that perceive themselves as contenders in conflict. CNCR facilitates and catalyzes interdisciplinary activities, both in research and in practice. Its staff facilitates complex public policy and planning collaborations and mediate disputes in these domains. Particular interest areas include: decision-making in negotiations and collaborations; barriers to effective negotiations; impact of decision-making processes on nature of, and compliance with, outcomes; theoretical (and practical concerns having to do with intractable controversies; and decision-making to effect sustainable local capacity in global development contexts.