OTPIC Officially Retired
As of December 2, 2005, the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflict (OTPIC) has been officially retired, and is no longer open to new registrations.
The successor to OTPIC is a course called Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts (DCIC). The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, Beyond Intractability, and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.
International Online Training Program On Intractable
Conflict Research Consortium, University
of Colorado, USA
Especially Useful Links
The following list of links go to web pages that contain a great deal
of useful information on the topics of interest to people involved with or interested in
intractable conflicts, conflict management and dispute resolution. Many of these
pages are also linked into individual topics, but they are worth browsing independently
for their wealth of information.
You can use your computer's find or search commands to search this list.
- The ABCs of ADR - A Dispute
- This site has a good overview of a wide variety of approaches which in the U.S.
are referred to as ADR, or "alternative dispute resolution." These include
mediation, arbitration, and similar processes. Descriptions of these together with a
large number of varieties are given here.
- Conflict Research Consortium,
University of Colorado
- This is our main website. It has much more material on conflict and alternative
dispute resolution than appears in this online training program, including 100s of full
text working papers, abstracts of key books, lists of conflict resolution resources,
training opportunities, and links to other conflict resolution organizations..
- Emory Law Library
- This site also has extensive legal information for the U.S. and other countries
- IGC ConflictNet
- ConflictNet is a network of people concerned about conflict and its resolution.
The site has news articles and commentary about many of the current serious conflict
situations around the world.
- INCORE- Initiative on
Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, a Joint Initiative of the University of Ulster and the
United Nations University
- This site is loaded with information about ethnic conflicts and conflict resolution
around the world. The publications and papers section has several good, lengthy papers on
peacekeeping, peacemaking, and preventive diplomacy, and the conflict data service has
hundreds of sources on these and related topics, organized by country and region.
The Ethnic Conflict Research digest has a large number of book reviews relating to
ethnic conflict research.
- International Relations and
- "The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is a cooperative initiative
to promote free flow of unclassified information in the fields of international relations
and security policy. To achieve these aims, ISN develops and promotes high-quality
reference services as well as educational modules in the fields concerned. Furthermore,
ISN acts as a platform for networking, dialogue, and cooperation within the international
security community. The final goal is establishing a system of federated electronic
services with decentralized operation but made accessible from a single platform on the
Internet." This site has a huge amount of information about intractable
conflicts around the world including both primary and secondary sources.
- Mediation Information and Resource Center
- This is one of the major resource sites on mediation and mediators in the United States.
- The Transnational
Foundation for Peace and Future Research
- The Transnational Foundation is located in Sweden. It has a very useful website,
with links to leading world news organizations, as well as many of their own publications.
- United Nations Home Page
- The UN Home Page is the starting point for a vast amount of information on UN activities
as well as conflict around the world. They have sections on peace and security,
international law, humanitarian affairs, economic and social development, and human
rights. Their section on the "Question of Palestine " is
- Useful ADR Sites on the
World Wide Web Collected and Annotated by James Boskey
- This is a list of useful websites on alternative dispute resolution, including a number
of non-US and non-English sites.
- US Institute of Peace - Publications
- This site has a HUGE number of full-text publications of interest. Many have been
linked to specific sections of this program, but these reports relate to so many topics,
linking them everywhere they might have gone was not possible. Check them out!
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