Office of Research

Clowes Center for Conflict and Dialogue Studies


The Clowes Center was created in 2006 in order to provide a forum for students, faculty and members of local and global communities interested in developing projects, programs, and events that explore specific efforts to create and sustain dialogue across social and political boundaries.

Core Services Offered

The Center organizes and sponsors many university-wide events. We also organize community outreach efforts and offer student support and opportunities for involvement:

Funding Information:

2006 Speaker Series inaugurated with Arts and Sciences Exchange Grant. Guest speaker was South African poet and activist Yazir Henri.

2007 Marco Garavito: Sponsors were The Jackson School for International Studies; Latin American Studies; Law, Societies, and Justice; Amnesty International Puget Sound; Amnesty International UW.

2009 Nirmala Rajasingham: Sponsors were The Comparative History of Ideas program, The Center for Global Studies, The Simpson Center for the Humanities, Department of Law, Society and Justice, Department of Geography Department of Sociology, Department of English, and The South Asian Bar Association of Washington.

2010 Max Hunter: Sponsors were The Comparative History of Ideas Program; The Center for Global Studies; Washington's Institute for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality; The Law Societies and Justice Program; The Department of Political Science
,Sponsors for Clowes Center Film and Speaker.

Series and related events (2009-present): African Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest; Comparative Literature; School of Law; Washington's Institute for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality; Diversity Research Institute; Center for Global Studies.

Reporting Structure:

Phillip Thurtle, Director of CHID, and Chidposium, the CHID Governing Body

Related UW Entities:

Jackson School of International Studies

Center Details

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Director: Garcia, Maria Elena
Location: B102 Padelford
Year Started: 2006
Administrator / Program Manager: Peloff, Amy
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Comparative History of Ideas 
Faculty Involvement: Director and 34 Affiliated Faculty