Who we are

The Northwest Institute for Conflict Resolution (NICR) is a partnership between Portland State University and the University of Oregon. It aims to develop and facilitate conflict resolution programs that educate and train students, practitioners and the greater community.

NICR is committed to

  • Promoting a world where conflict is resolved constructively, creatively and compassionately.
  • Building a network of conflict resolution practitioners, educators, students and leaders dedicated to the innovation of conflict resolution education ,strategic analyses, consultation, facilitation, dialogue, negotiation and mediation.
  • Providing opportunities for conflict resolution educators and students to capitalize on skills and training through educational and professional development programs.
  • Supporting emerging scholarship and theory in the field of conflict resolution.