Welcome to the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention

To quote the late Senator Edward Kennedy, in whose honour the Institute was established in 2011, “learning and scholarship have the power to change lives and transform society”. The overall aim of the Institute, through teaching theory and practice, research and community engagement, is to improve society’s capacity to deal constructively with conflict.

Join our programmes and you will graduate with deep specialist knowledge of conflict and conflict intervention across different fields of interest including the workplace, family mediation, community conflict, commercial mediation, restorative practice, conflict in schools, peacebuilding and security.

The Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention builds capacity for constructive approaches to conflict at all levels in society by 

  • Providing excellent taught programmes
  • Conducting and disseminating pertinent research
  • Engaging with partners in the community as part of a continuous learning cycle
  • Supporting practitioners 
  • Creating opportunities for dialogue in our specialist fields of interest 

Engage with our research or join one of our networks and you will build your capacity for reflective and informed approaches to the many important questions and areas of conflict facing society today.