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Conflict and Peace Initiative


The Conflict and Peace Initiative (CPI) is dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of the root causes, dynamics, and consequences of conflict and peace. CPI was launched in the fall of 2016 with support from the International Institute’s Enterprise Fund and the University of Michigan. All of our events and projects involve collaborative partnerships across disciplines and ongoing engagement with anti-violence and anti-discrimination advocacy groups. We aim to support global advocacy organizations by raising awareness of local social justice programs and hosting internationally relevant events featuring those pursuing a just and positive peace.

To get involved, please contact CPI co-director Christian Davenport ( or CPI co-director Michelle Bellino (