Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Coexistence International

From 2005 to 2010, Coexistence International (CI) was a program based at the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University. CI was an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations, and networks promoting coexistence at local, national, and international levels. It promoted a complementary approach to coexistence work through facilitating connections, learning, reflection, and strategic thinking between those in the coexistence field and those in related areas. Read more about the history of this program.


What is Coexistence?

Coexistence is a term that has had different meanings and connotations, both positive and negative, for people throughout history. Coexistence International embraced a broad definition of coexistence that was rooted in mutual respect, trust, and positive relationships across differences. This holistic understanding of coexistence can assist those working in conflict transformation and related fields in building more socially inclusive societies. A full definition is available here.


Resources for Coexistence

The reports generated and compiled by Coexistence International are archived by the MA Program in Coexistence and Conflict in order to preserve the program's legacy and provide students and practitioners with valuable resources for understanding complementary approaches to coexistence. Click here to access these resources, which are divided by thematic category.

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