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 a secure venue for stakeholders from various disciplines to engage in cross-sector and multi-track problem-solving. The CPRF is traditionally hosted at SAIS and organized by the Conflict Management Program in conjunction with Search for Common Ground and is co-sponsored by a consortium of organizations that specialize in conflict resolution and/or public policy formulation.

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Latest Forums

CPRF: The New Landscape of CVE in Southeast Asia

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

The dynamics of international violent extremism are rapidly changing. Groups like ISIS are losing physical territory, and their ambition post-caliphate is uncertain. Former fighters are returning to their home countries, creating new security risks and raising important questions about how to effectively rehabilitate and reintegrate foreign fighters. At […]

CPRF: Bringing Armed Groups to the Peace Process in Afghanistan

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join the next Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum at the U.S. Institute of Peace on January 25, 2018.

Refugees, IDPs, and Asylum Seekers: Agents of Peacebuilding

November 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Description According to the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees, the number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world has topped 65 million. They have been driven from their home by conflict and violence, food and resource insecurity, and human rights violations. Despite […]