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Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)


  • Lecturer, Law
David Holloway, CISAC
Senior Fellow
  • Professor, History
  • Professor, Political Science
Lee D. Ross
  • Senior Lecturer, Law

The Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation is an interdisciplinary center for the study of international and intergroup conflict and negotiation. Our primary foci are:

  • The identification and analysis of the barriers - strategic, psychological, legal, and structural - to management or resolution of conflict.
  • The development of strategies to overcome these barriers.
  • A joint project of the Stanford Law School and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, SCICN explores the intersection of international law, international relations, and social psychology in the context of international and intra-national conflict. In addition to our traditional concern for research and theory-building, we have a strong and growing interest in real world conflict, particularly with regard to bridging the gap between theory and practice.

    Drawing together graduate students and scholars from schools and departments across the university, SCICN offers a rich evironment for interdisciplinary dialogue and exploration. Our seminars and colloquia are open to the the wider Stanford community and the general public.