Peter T. Coleman, Josh Fisher, Nick Redding, Kyong Mazzaro, Chris Straw and Meredith Smith, AC4, Columbia University
To share and promote efforts in applying a dynamical systems approach to addressing intractable conflict and promoting sustainable peace and social change, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4), a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has developed an informational portal titled The Project on Dynamical Systems, Peace, Conflict and Social Change. The portal, currently housed within the AC4 website, provides background on ‘Why DST?’ with updates on research at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), applied projects such as AC4’s work with the World Bank Group and urban violence, as well as related publications and education initiatives. The site is intended as a general introduction for those curious about the dynamical systems approach, as well as a starting point for more detailed exploration of the work being done in this area. Links to the Innovation Lab’s website promotes the work of the Lab and identifies the broader lab community.