Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson, (September 1995). Exchanging Knowledge About Conflict Management: A Report on Seminars in Vienna in June 1995. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Resource and Security Studies. (13 pages, 2 appendices).

IRSS, in cooperation with the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, formerly CSCE), convened a series of seminars that were held in Vienna during the period 18-20 June 1995. These seminars were held to examine needs and opportunities for improved exchange of knowledge about conflict management. For the purpose of the seminars, the term ‘conflict management’ was used to encompass early warning of conflict and interventions that are intended to prevent, mitigate, or resolve conflict. The seminars focused on two parallel tracks. One track builds upon previous IRSS collaboration with the OSCE to clarify and strengthen relationships between the OSCE and NGOs that are active in conflict management. On the second track, IRSS works with other NGOs to enhance the effectiveness of conflict management, placing a major focus on the improvement of information exchange among NGOs and other actors in the conflict management field. This report provides some background information, describes the conduct of the seminars, and summarizes the discussions.

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