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  • Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44106 United States (map)

Bridging the Divide in Polarized Societies

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

May 22 – 26, 2018

The International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the field that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities.

Registration is now open!  (Please note, if you are a presenter, student, or sponsor, you will need the codes emailed to you for the discounts which are available until March 15th, then the full cost of registration is charged). Click here

Sponsorship Form (PDF and Word) Due March 1

Costs of Conference

Educator Award Nomination Form Due March 30

U.S. High School Student Scholarship Award Due March 30

May 26th Higher Education Seminar for Colleges and Universities Developing and Enhancing their Peace and Conflict Studies Programs - Proposal to share your work! (Due March 15)

2nd Ed. How to Manual for Higher Education Peace and Conflict Studies Programs (Due May 27)


Co-hosted by:  Case Western Reserve University with support from Cleveland State University, John Carroll University and Cuyahoga Community College

Planning Committee (pdf)


  • Primary, secondary and higher education faculty, staff and administrators,
  • Policy makers and government personnel at all levels – boards, commissions, councils, legislature, agencies
  • Researchers
  • Non-profit and community leaders, and
  • Anyone wishing to make positive change in their communities.


Participants will exchange best practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology. Conference and meeting publications from past conferences in Ohio and Virginia are available here and here.  


Questions? Please contact the Conference Coordinator, Jennifer Batton, at 1-216-952-5609 or by email at: