The Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) was established at Harris Manchester College in 2013 to facilitate research, teaching and training, seminars and conferences, and direct engagement in situations of political violence and long-standing community conflict in various parts of the world.
The approach taken by the Centre is guided by the principles that theoretical advancement must be based on the evidence emerging from direct involvement with communities in conflict, and that resolving conflicts can be assisted by the thoughtful application of lessons learned from studying the experiences of other communities that have suffered similarly.
CRIC is also a recognized Centre of the Department of Politics and International Relations in the University of Oxford and is a partner with the Centre for International Studies. Various other multidisciplinary collaborations across the University of Oxford are an essential feature of its work.
Lord Alderdice, Scott Atran, Richard Davis and Harvey Whitehouse are the Founding Fellows of CRIC. Patrons, fellows and associates are appointed to help the work of the Centre.