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The Solomon Asch Center provides links to other websites for informational purposes only. Links do not imply endorsement of any other organization.  Suggestions of other useful sources of information on issues of ethnopolitical conflict are welcome. 


American Psychological Association (APA)


Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)


CPA - Psychology of Ethnopolitical Warfare


Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

United Kingdom.  An independent academic research institute dedicated to the study of terrorism and related forms of political violence.


Centre for Conflict Resolution

University of Cape Town, South Africa.  "The Centre for Conflict Resolution seeks to contribute towards a just peace in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence."


Consortium for Language Policy and Planning

The CLPP is an unincorporated assembly of a number of research universities, advocacy bodies, and other scholars interested in issues of language policy and planning.


Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

The GCMHP is a Palestinian non-governmental institution established in 1990 to serve the population of Gaza.  It offers comprehensive community-based mental health services to all sectors of society with emphasis on victims of both domestic and political violence.


Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)

Derry, Northern Ireland. INCORE is "a global centre for the study and resolution of conflict."


Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

South Africa.  The IJR studies the legacy of colonialism and apartheid, "promoting justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and into the new century."


International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka

The Centre was created "to advance the cause of national cohesion in Sri Lanka, to give greater salience to human rights, to help develop broad-based and sustainable development process, and to promote the cause of peace in the region and internationally."


Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

Founded in Jerusalem in 1989, the IPCRI is the only joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy think-tank in the world.  It is devoted to developing practical solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Oxford Refugee Studies Centre

Pursues multidisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of forced migration and disseminates research results to policy makers, practitioners, and the academic community.


Psychologists for Social Responsibility

PsySR is an international group of psychologists working together to use psychological knowledge to resolve conflicts.


Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

SPSSI is an international group of over 3500 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues.


Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence-APA Division 48

The purpose of the division is to increase and apply psychological knowledge in the pursuit of peace, defined broadly as both the absence of war and the creation of positive social conditions which minimize destructive conflicts.


START – National Center of Excellence for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism.  

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, START is located at the University of Maryland (UMD), with UMD criminologist Gary LaFree as director of a consortium that includes UCLA, the University of Colorado, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Solomon Asch Center. The Asch Center joins other members of the UMD consortium in research on the origins and impacts of terrorism. Researchers typically do not work with classified information and most or all of the work they produce can be published in scholarly journals. 


Terrorism Research Center

The Center “is an independent institute dedicated to the research of terrorism, information warfare, critical infrastructure protection and other issues of low-intensity political violence and gray-area phenomena."


United States Institute of Peace

The mission USIP is to strengthen the nation's capabilities to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.  It is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by the US Congress.



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