Conflict is ubiquitous across time and place and has important consequences for everyone involved. This preconference will bring together eminent and rising scholars to share recent theory and findings in the area of conflict and conflict resolution. We invite scholars studying the precursors, nature, and consequences of interpersonal, organizational, and intergroup conflict, as well as strategies for managing past and ongoing conflict in more constructive versus destructive ways. We also encourage presentations addressing multiple goals of conflict resolution, such as justice, equity, performance, relationship functioning, personal well-being, and the reduction of prejudice and discrimination. Sessions will be structured to permit constructive discussion of research, future directions, and practical implications for interventions. In addition to full research talks, this preconference will feature a data-blitz session. We look forward to seeing you there!

Session Speakers

  • Francine Karmali, University of Toronto
  • Emily Kubin, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau
  • Ashley Martin, Stanford University
  • Michael Thai, University of Queensland
  • Robb Willer, Stanford University

Flash Talk Speakers

  • Nils Mallock, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Eva Chen, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • Gabrielle Ibasco, The University of British Columbia
  • Sanaz Talaifar, Imperial College London 
  • Neharika Nair, University of Illinois Chicago 
  • Kathy Vo, Northwestern University
  • Koji Takahashi, Duke University 

Preconference Organizers

Karina Schumann, [email protected], University of Pittsburgh
Jonah Koetke, [email protected], University of Pittsburgh
Justin Ludwig, [email protected], University of Pittsburgh


Preconference submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about this preconference, please email the organizers (listed above).