Academic Resources

Research Tools
This bibliography is intended as a starting place for research on conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), peacebuilding or peace studies. It contains a dispute resolution search engine, and a table of contents that links to hundreds of different publications relating to dispute resolution.
Campus Conflict Resolution Resources project ( is a website dedicated to significantly increasing administrator, faculty, staff and student awareness of, access to, and use of conflict resolution information specifically tailored to the higher education context.
CRInfo (pronounced "See Our Info") stands for "conflict resolution information source." It is a free service, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The site maintains a keyword-coded catalog of over 20,000 Web, print, and organizational resources, as well as event listings and other conflict resolution-related resources.
CRInfo also provides a comprehensive glossary of dispute resolution terminology.
In order to quickly search CRInfo it provides a complete alphabetical listing of topics mentioned on its site.
The mission of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium is to bring together practitioners and researchers to support and foster the nascent, broad-based movement to promote and institutionalize deliberative democracy at all levels of governance in the United States and around the world.  This site provides an extensive list of resources and publications related to conflict resolution.
The Center for Collaborative Policy is a unit of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Sacramento. This website provides a list of publications in the following areas of conflict resolution: Policy Collaboration and Mediation, Negotiation, Facilitation, Communication, Civic Engagement and Deliberative Democracy, Collaborative Governance, Networks, and The Societal and Institutional Context for Collaboration.
A bibliography of conflict resolution resources and publications compiled by Bill Warters, Ph.D.
The Mediation Dictionary is a searchable compilation of dispute resolution terminology compiled and edited by Douglas H. Yarn. 1999.
The dialogue and deliberation community is a loose-knit community of practitioners, researchers, activists, artists, students, and others who are committed to giving people a voice and making sure that voice counts.  Its website maintains a comprehensive reference glossary of dispute resolution terminology.
The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, an independent and impartial federal program, has a mission and history of helping people find workable solutions to tough environmental conflicts.  The organization’s website contains a workable glossary of agency terminology, as well as general terminology.
CPR Institute is a membership-based nonprofit organization based in New York City.  Its mission is to spearhead innovation and promote excellence in public and private dispute resolution, and to serve as a primary multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of business-related and other disputes. CPR maintains an ADR primer which lists and defines commonly used dispute resolution terminology.
Findlaw, Legal Minds Community
Read and participate in discussions on mediation, arbitration, settlement, and court ordered mediation/arbitration.

Organizations, ADR Resources
Mediation essays, training programs, advanced mediation information available, online newsletter, FAQs, recommended books, links to educational and on-line programs.

American Arbitration Association
A not-for-profit organization offering mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes nation-wide, education, training, and case administration.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
Information for the ADR community on becoming a member, committees, conferences, calendar of events, and resources.

American College of Civil Trial Mediators
Association of mediators and dispute resolution professionals. Site includes mediation services, directory, membership information, and news.

Association for Conflict Resolution
An international membership association for dispute resolution professionals. Site includes membership benefits, job listings, publications, current events, conferences. Formerly SPIDR.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
An international, interdisciplinary association of family, court and community professionals dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Campus Conflict Resolution Resources
This project aims to significantly increase awareness of, access to, and use of conflict resolution information specifically tailored to the higher education context.

Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems
This site presents information on court-related ADR in a variety of formats. Included are articles, descriptions of programs organized by program type or by jurisdiction, a listing of mediation programs with reduced fees or pro bono services, and a guide to ADR in general.

Center for Mediation Services
Established to provide free mediation services to NYC agencies and their employees in the early stages of a dispute, before positions have hardened.

Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution
Incorporates ADR into the heart of business and legal perspectives on methodologies for dispute resolution for corporate matters. Maintains panels of neutrals, solicits businesses to take an "ADR Pledge," and offers publications, training and other services.

Conflict Resolution and Information Network
A clearinghouse with information on conflict resolution; has catalogs on web-based resources, print-based literature, organizations, programs, guides suggestions, events and scholars.

Federal Judicial Center
An education and research center for the federal courts, this site contains the results from center research on federal courts operations and procedures and court history, plus selected educational materials produced for judges and court employees.

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
An independent agency created by Congress in 1947 to promote stable labor management relations. Site includes press releases, publications, grants office, and job announcements.

Hieros Gamos, The Comprehensive Law and Government Portal, Guide to ADR
Includes introduction to ADR, news, listing of ADR programs in various countries, a commentary section, a code of ethics for mediators, sample mediation agreement forms, a guide for selecting a mediator. Also includes US laws, regulations, state laws, agencies, programs, and publications.

Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project
Focusing on society's most difficult and dangerous conflicts, resources available through this site include a wide variety of essays and articles, audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with experts, book and article summaries, annotated cases, interactive role plays, checklists, ideas for group projects, a guide to working with strong emotions, and a build-your-own text module. Information and Resource Center
Includes referrals, directory of mediators, mediation information, a conflict resolution source center with articles, online mediators, mediator resources, and Internet resources.

National Association for Community Mediation
Includes directory of community mediation centers, news of advancements and issues in community mediation, NAFCM’s projects, and jobs in the field.

New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Information on NE-SPIDR regional conference, directory of ADR providers, NE-SPIDR board of directors, events, news, and becoming a member. Web links include international ADR, treaties, studies, ADR information and resources, state associations, government agencies, books, registries, forums, training, rules and regulations, conferences, publications and articles, companies and organizations, and educational institutions.

New York State Dispute Resolution Association
Offers employment and training opportunities, information on the association, membership, and links to mediation programs.

NYS Unified Court System, State Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
Oversees all ADR programs in the unified court system. Lists court ADR programs, community dispute resolution centers, training (basic, family, and advanced), and ADR links.

Policy Consensus Initiative
PCI is a clearinghouse for information of state government offices of dispute resolution.

ProMediation, Source for Mediation Information
Includes mediation bookstore, current events, resources, training, FAQs on mediation, and membership information.

Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
The central forum and resource for information about the federal government's use of ADR.  The Interagency ADR Working Group advances the use of ADR through coordination of multi-agency intiatives, promotion of best practices and programs, and dissemination of policy and guidance.

For those interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice, this site has more than 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources and searchable databases with hundreds of prejudice researchers and social justice organizations.

United States Department of Justice Office of Dispute Resolution
The Office of Dispute Resolution coordinates the use of ADR for the Department of Justice.

United States District Court Eastern District ADR Program
This site describes the mediation program of the US Court for the Eastern District, and answers questions, provides information for mediators, parties, and counselors.

Victim Offender Mediation Association
Victims of crimes meet the perpetrators in the presence of a trained mediator. Links to VOMA’s articles and publications, conferences, and resources.

University Programs

American University, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
This degree program allows students to specialize in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution focusing on global conflict and international dispute resolution. The AU Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program is also offered in an online setting.

Bar Ilan University (Israel), Program on Conflict Resolution
Links to events, conferences, publications, English and Hebrew courses on Conflict Management and Negotiation, research fellowships, and other resources. Also links to Professor Gerald Steinberg’s (Director) website which features articles on conflict resolution, Arms Control, and peace process.

Capital University Law School, Center for Dispute Resolution
Information about directors, basic and specialized training programs open to anyone, publications, programs in the dispute resolution field, and courses.

City University of New York, Dispute Resolution Consortium
Links to dispute resolution news, mediation and facilitation training, NYC and NYS resources, and information on certificate program for undergraduate students. Tips for Becoming a Mediator in NYC, a NYC-centric tip sheet.

Fresno Pacific University, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies
Information on the Master’s program and Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Peacemaking, news, events and a calendar of worldwide peacemaking events. Links to faculty and staff, services, and careers in alternative dispute resolution.

The George Washington University Law School, LL.M in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Describes degree requirements, curriculum, and faculty.

Hamline University School of Law, Dispute Resolution Institute
Information on academic programs, certification, and faculty. The Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution, a non-profit corporation in affiliation with Hamline University, offers training, mediation services, consulting, and research information.

Harvard University, Program on Negotiation (PON)
Includes news, academic courses and seminars, professional training, publications, and research projects.  Clearinghouse catalog contains materials useful in teaching dispute resolution.

Hofstra University, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation at Hofstra School of Law
Illustrates the Institute’s mission, services, training programs, projects, resources, scheduled events, and biographies of the Institute’s Co-founders and Associates.

Nova Southeastern University, Department of Dispute Resolution
Information on programs including Ph.D. and M.S. degrees (available in distance format), and certification, FAQs, faculty specialties, alumni contacts.  Links to online papers, programs in higher education, newsletters, journals, and organizations.

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Includes information on dispute resolution programs at Ohio State, mediation clinics, course list, projects, faculty and professional staff, and the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. Contact information is available.

Pepperdine University School of Law, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Information on Master’s, combined Master of Dispute Resolution and Master of Public Policy Degree, and Joint Masters of Dispute Resolution and JD. Information on conferences, training, and certification in a variety of mediation skills such as divorce mediation and internet mediators.

Stanford Law School, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)
Links to the Gould Center for conflict resolution programs at Stanford Law School. Information on the SCICN graduate fellowship program and research grants, teaching materials, and conferences. Also, links to academic sites, government sites, organizations, ADR publication sites, legal sites, news sites.

University of Colorado, Conflict Research Consortium
Includes guide to dispute resolution practitioners and researchers, encyclopedia of conflict resolution, international online training program on intractable conflict, conflict management, and social systems.

University of Missouri School of Law, The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution
Offers LL.M in Dispute Resolution. Links to organizations, government, careers, educational institutions, publications, list services, and glossary of ADR processes.

University of Oregon School of Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center
Provides ABA’s on-line, searchable database of information about law school dispute resolution programs.  Description of community programs and course offerings also available.

Wayne State University, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Offers Master’s in Dispute Resolution and Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Information on program, faculty and staff, internships, courses, conferences, events, and newsletter.

Willamette University, College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution
The Center maintains a website on recent developments, updating academics and practitioners on the latest cases in mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution topics. The school also provides programs in the area of dispute resolution.

Journals & Newsletters

Alternatives, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Newsletter
National newsletter on dispute resolution information and trends.

Conflict Management in Higher Education Report
Bi-monthly online publication by Wayne State University.

Employment Resources

Organizations with Job Listings

City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium
A list of compensated & pro bono mediation opportunities in the New York area

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Vacancy Announcements
Mediators are full-time excepted service employees of the federal government and are stationed in offices throughout the United States.   We are continuously recruiting qualified candidates for mediator positions. Our mediators currently perform duties in three major areas: collective bargaining mediation; relationship development training; and outreach. Applicants must have substantial experience in collective bargaining agreements. United States citizenship is required.

National Association for Community Mediators, Job Announcements
List of jobs and internships.

New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Employment and Training Opportunities
NYSDRA's job postings section is  a collection of available openings that have been submitted by various employers in the dispute resolution field. Please communicate directly with the employer when inquiring about a position.

The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Job Listings

Externship and Employment Opportunities