Conflict Information Consortium
Formerly Conflict Research Consortium

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Conflict Information Consortium Brochure
The University of Colorado Conflict Information Consortium, directed by Guy and Heidi Burgess, was founded in 1988 as a multi-disciplinary center for research and teaching about conflict and its transformation. With its primary focus on difficult and intractable conflicts, the Consortium has pioneered efforts to use rapidly advancing information technologies to provide citizens in all walks of life with the information that they need to deal with conflicts more constructively. The Consortium sees such efforts to enhance and mobilize the skills of the general population as critical to efforts to deal with complex, society-wide conflicts.


Your support makes it possible for the Consortium to continue to provide free access to its Websites.

Tax deductable contributions can be made online to our CRInfo (Conflict Resolution Information Source) account or our Beyond Intractability account at the University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. using our financial support pages.

And, thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful spring fundraising campaign.

This work, which dates back to the earliest days of the Internet, has now led to the posting of new versions of CRInfo: The Conflict Resolution Information Source ( and Beyond Intractability, the website of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project ( These systems, which were constructed with the help of more than 300 experts, offer coverage of over 600 conflict topics (often with succinct, executive summary-type articles as well as links to recommended Web, print, and audiovisual sources) of more in-depth information. Also available are over a hundred hours of online interviews, featuring more than 70 distinguished scholars and practitioners, and comprehensive bibliographies with more than 20,000 citations.

More Information: For those interested in learning more about the Consortium, we've prepared a short flyer explaining the theory behind our work and the reason why we feel that information projects have such an important role to play in efforts to limit destructive conflict. A second flyer describes the information infrastructure underlying the Consortium's Websites.

The many websites operated by the Consortium are listed below.

Primary Consortium Projects

Beyond Intractability

Conflict Education and Training Resources

Online Courses from Beyond Intractability

CRInfo: The Conflict Resolution Information Source

How to Stop Fighting

Instructional Resources from Beyond Intractability

Additional Websites

The Civil Rights Mediation Oral History Project is a joint project involving the Consortium and Conflict Management Initiatives of Evanston, Illinois. Interviews with nineteen current and former mediators from the U.S. Community Relations Service (CRS) have been recorded, transcribed, indexed, and made available to the public on this website.

The Transformative Approaches to Conflict site provides a free online overview of the many different types of transformative processes. It was created as part of a project to disseminate and extend the pioneering ideas embodied in Bush and Folger's Promise of Mediation.

"The Meaning of Civility," by Conflict Information Consortium Co-Directors Guy and Heidi Burgess, discusses the definition and application of civility as it relates to disputes, particularly those that occur in the realm of public policy.

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Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, Co-Directors and Editors
c/o Conflict Information Consortium (Formerly Conflict Research Consortium)
University of Colorado, Campus Box 580, Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-1635; Fax: (303) 492-2154; Contact
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