Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)

Mission Statement:
SCICN is an interdisciplinary research and teaching community dedicated to the study of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  The central focus of our work is the identification and analysis of barriers—psychological, strategic, institutional, and relational—to conflict resolution and the development of strategies to overcome these barriers.

Our work:
SCICN has for many years brought scholars and graduate students together from across the university to provide a rich environment for interdisciplinary dialogue and exploration. We support innovative researcher-practitioner collaboration, provide a forum for scholars to discuss research and methods in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and offer seminars and colloquia at Stanford. In addition, we produce a working paper series; a selection of those papers are available here on our website.

Our legacy:
SCICN was founded at Stanford University in 1984 by an interdisciplinary group of eminent scholars.  The Center was originally named the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation (SCCN).  Our founding members included Kenneth Arrow (Economics), Robert Mnookin (Law), Lee Ross (Social Psychology), Amos Tversky (Psychology), and Robert Wilson (Business).

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SCICN is not a degree-conferring center and, as a result, cannot admit applicants as students to Stanford University.



Allen S. Weiner

  • Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Director, Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law
  • Director, Stanford Humanitarian Program
  • Director, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation