The International Association for Conflict Management was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that is useful for understanding and improving conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.

IACM was founded in 1984. It is a membership-based organization of practitioners and university faculty & doctoral students from around the world. Activities include an annual conference, publication of the NCMR journal, and the Signal newsletter. 


Core Strengths: Interdisciplinary Theory & Research Discovering relationships between variables that lead to effective conflict resolution in diverse contexts and optimal economic and relational outcomes in business negotiations. Embracing cross-cultural theoretical perspectives and multi-disciplinary methodology to test hypotheses and build knowledge.

Global Practice & Education Providing research-based tools for managing and resolving conflict at the individual, group, organizational, national, regional, and international level by bridging the relationship between academia and practice. Teaching negotiation and conflict management skills at undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate levels and consulting executive managers.

Engaging & Mentoring Community A fun, supportive, and mentoring community of scholars who belong to a multidisciplinary organization that helps us to get outside of our own boxes and to appreciate diversity in theory, methods, and research.An inclusive group of scholars who help everyone to come to conferences, present, get feedback, and develop regardless of the stage of theory or research.