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Culture and Conflict Group

The Culture & Conflict Group (CCG) is an integral part of community outreach and research in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS). CAHSS graduate students run this organization under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Other faculty contribute as well.

CCG provides a forum for theoretical and applied work pertaining to the relationships between cultural perspectives and human conflict. Selected topics of interest include: Ethno-nationalist movements, migration and displacement, and collective identity dynamics.

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. (H.H. The Dalai Lama)

The Culture and Conflict Group at Nova Southeastern University. A forum for students and those interested to:

  • present papers on a variety of topics related to Culture and Conflict
  • organize conferences
  • debate issues in relation to culture and conflict
  • engage in collaborative research
  • create networks

The Culture and Conflict Group is pleased to have welcomed speakers from Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Barry University, University of Miami, Broward Community College and Miami-Dade College.

This is a student organization run by graduate students and facilitated by faculty members. 

Graduate students and faculty members will be able to present papers on a variety of topics related to Culture and Conflict of their choosing at Residential Institute Training. Also, meetings will be held once or twice a term to discuss issues and organize conferences.

The idea is to provide a forum for graduate students to be able to debate and discuss important issues in relation to culture and conflict.

Possible topics to explore are: Social Movements and Minority Rights, Ethno-nationalist Movements, Issues of Protracted Conflict, Immigration and Identity, etc.

Possible areas to discuss are: Palestinian/Israeli conflict, Basque conflict, Zapatista movement, the Balkans, Fijian conflict, Sri Lanka etc.

Chaitin, J. (2007). Inside-Out: Personal and Collective Life in Israel and the Kibbutz. Lanham, MD.: University Press of America

Chaitin, J., Obeidi, F., Adwan, S. & Bar-On, D. (2004). Palestinian and Israeli NGOs: Work during the “Peace Era”. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 17 (3), 523 – 542.

Hiller, P., & Chaitin, J. (2006). The Bedouins in Israel’s Negev Desert: Ubiquitous yet Invisible to the Dominant Society [Electronic Version]. Beyond Intractability from

Hiller, P. (2008). Changing the system from the outside - an evaluative analysis of social movements opposing the 2007 G8 summit [Electronic version]. Resistance Studies Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 38-53.

Hiller, P. (2009). Contesting Zapata: differing meanings of the Mexican national idea. The Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Vol 1, No. 2 Available at: .

Kacen, L. & Chaitin, J. (June 2006). “The times they are a changin'”: Undertaking qualitative research in ambiguous, conflictual and changing contexts. The Qualitative Report, 11(2).

Linstroth, J. P. (2005) ‘An Introductory Essay: Are We in ‘The Age of Resistance’ in a Post-9/11 World?’ introductory article to the Special Issue of the Peace and Conflict Studies Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall Issue), pp. 1-54

Linstroth, J. P. (2002). History, Tradition, and Memory among the Basques. History and Anthropology, Vol. 13, No.3 (September), pp. 159-189

Linstroth, J. P. (2002). The Basque Conflict Globally Speaking: material culture, media, andBasque identity in the wider world. Oxford Development Studies (ODS), Vol. 30, No. 2 (June), pp. 205-222

Linstroth, J. P. (forthcoming 2008). Marching Against Gender Practice: political imaginings in the Basqueland [contract with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; delivery date September 1, 2008]

Linstroth, J. P. [in preparation; forthcoming; delivery date Fall 2009] Violence and Peace Re-Imagined: a new interdisciplinary theory for cognitive anthropology, political anthropology, and conflict resolution [Under Review by Publishers]

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