Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum

Since 1999, the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum (CPRF) has provided a monthly platform in Washington for highlighting innovative and constructive methods of conflict resolution. CPRF’s goals are to (1) provide information from a wide variety of perspectives; (2) explore possible solutions to complex conflicts; and (3) provide […]

Great Lakes Policy Forum

Operating since 1995, the Great Lakes Policy Forum aims to keep the Great Lakes on the agenda of policy makers and provides a platform where Government, NGOs, academics, and the Diaspora come together to search cooperatively for solutions to the region’s conflicts. The Forum is presented by some […]

Washington Network on Children & Armed Conflict

This interdisciplinary and open community forum of practitioners and scholars, facilitated by Search for Common Ground and USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphan’s Fund (DCOF), provides a space for those interested in the complex issues surrounding children in armed conflict to exchange information and engage in lively dialogue. The […]

2014 Common Ground Awards

Thank you so much for attending and watching this year’s Common Ground Award Ceremony. An archive of the live stream will be available soon.

2014 Bay Area Reception

June 8, 2014 11 AM – 1 PM St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94123 A light brunch will be served. Please register by May 27th. Making Peace the Practical Option Presentation by President John Marks and Senior Vice President Susan Collin Marks on the […]

The Brink of Genocide – Central African Republic

The Brink of Genocide – Central African Republic Catch the video of the live event here: As the Central African Republic descends into anarchy, some 400,000 people have fled their homes. Rebels are accused of committing gross atrocities, including killing, torturing and raping civilians and forcibly conscripting […]

2013 Bay Area Reception

YOSHI’S San Francisco 1330 Fillmore Street (at Eddy) Recent Successes: President John Marks and Senior VP Susan Collin Marks Something New: Jessica Murrey, Communications Manager For further info, contact: Susie Dillon at or 202-777-2231