Conflict Resolution Information Source CRInfo

… In addition to its easy-to-use but powerful search engine, CRInfo (along with its partner project, Beyond Intractability) provides easy browsing of information on 600 peace- and conflict resolution-related topics. Also available are recommended readings from our panel of editors on 425 topics, along with 225 “executive summary”-type overview essays on key topics and approximately 500 summaries of important books and articles. Our Education section includes a “build your own” virtual textbook system, an Internet-based conflict research training program, and extensive links to resources on elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as professional training. An extensive Networking section helps users connect with the network of people working in conflict resolution-related fields. Finally, a set of Conflict Resolution FAQs (frequently asked questions) provides easy access to many of the most common questions asked by CRInfo users … (full text Overview /Introduction).

Introduction /About Conflicts: /Causes, /Assessment, /Stages, /Consequences; Browse: /Types; Education; Networking; Board; FAQs; News;
Address: The Conflict Resolution Information Source, University of Colorado, Campus Box 580, Boulder, CO 80309, USA;
Contact online.

About CRinfo – /Acknowledgements: CRInfo is a cooperative effort, which depends on the contributions of a large number of organizations and individuals.

We are especially grateful to the Hewlett Foundation and its former conflict resolution program officer, Steve Toben, for suggesting the project in the first place, and providing funds for its development, and to our current program officers, Terry Amsler and Stephanie Smith for continuing to support CRInfo’s operations.

We also want to thank members of the project’s current and past governing boards: Juliana Birkhoff, Chris Carlson, Christopher Honeyman, Ethan Katsh, Bobbi McAdoo, Richard Reuben, Bill Warters, Paul Wahrhaftig, Sandra Cheldelin, Peter Salem, and Andrea Schneider. Their guidance has been critical to the success of this project.

We’d also like to thank the Mediation Information Resource Center, Jim Melamed, John Helie, Byron Knapp, and especially the project’s programmer, Carol Knapp, for their initial programming work on the site. While we are now doing our programming “in-house,” they gave us an excellent foundation to start with.

Many, many people and organizations have contributed to CRInfo in other ways over the years, by contributing data, providing links to CRInfo on their own sites, by and reviewing new developments. Since the list is over 100 long, we will not list everyone here, but most are listed in the “Partners” section of the website.

Finally, we want to acknowledge all of the students at the University of Colorado who have helped with site development and maintenance. Two students, Rafael Salomon and Scott Mefferd, are our primary programmers. They have done a tremendous amount of work over the past year upgrading the site, making it more “user-friendly” and more efficient. Sandra Marker is our lead data manager. She is joined by Jessica Martell and Kristin Hamada as our primary data-input people. Michael Torley also has helped us for a number of years, both on the data input end and on programming needs. Michelle Maiese, Catherine Malek, and Eric Brahm are also part-time contributors to CRInfo. They are joined by at least 30 other students who have helped produce CRInfo over its now six years of “life.”

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we are indebted to the field’s many content producers, people whose creative Web-based and print-based publications constitute the knowledge base which CRInfo seeks to make more accessible.
(Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, CRInfo Co-Directors).

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