DRRC Intergroup Conflict & Cooperation Conference

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"Unifying Disparate Perspectives to Foster Collaboration"

As the world’s unique groups and cultures continue to meld, opportunities for collaboration abound – as well as chances for conflict. How can society and organizations best leverage diversity’s potential?

The Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is hosting its inaugural Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation Conference, which aims to highlight cutting-edge research examining:

  • Factors that influence the emergence and escalation of conflict between individuals from different social groups
  • Strategies and contexts that can reduce conflict and increase collaboration

Featuring research from experts in the areas of anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, and management, the one and a half day conference will explore topics of intergroup relations, immigration, ethnic and racial conflict, and political violence. 

The DRRC is a nationally-recognized center for research on conflict, collaboration, dispute resolution, and negotiation. Learn more.

June 14-15, 2019

Registration is closed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Kellogg Conferences Team.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. 
Registration Open
Seminar Room 4101
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 
Seminar Room 4101
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 


Welcome and Introduction 

Alan Fiske
Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles
Virtuous Violence

Andreas Wimmer
Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy
Colombia University
Why Only Some Politically Excluded Ethnic Groups Rebel

Seminar Room 4101
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Coffee Break
Seminar Room 4101
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Neil Johnson
Professor of Physics
The George Washington University
Terrorism: A Complex Systems Perspective

Brian Uzzi
Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
Northwestern University
Treating Terror Groups as Businesses Provides an Early Warning Signal of their Future Lethality

Seminar Room 4101
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Seminar Room 5101
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Sapna Cheryan
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington
The Racial Position Model: Consequences of Foreignness-based Subordination

Jennifer Richeson
Professor, Department of Psychology
Yale University
Psychological and Political Responses to Demographic Change
Seminar Room 4101
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Coffee Break
Seminar Room 4101
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Nour Kteily
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Hierarchy Redux? How Formerly Oppressed Groups Behave After Gaining Power

Jillian Jordan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dispute Resolution Research Center
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Reputation Motives for Morally Ambiguous Punishment
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 
Cocktail Reception
1st Floor Patio (weather permitting)
6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Speaker Dinner
Found Kitchen
163 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. 
Seminar Room 4101
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

Derek Avery
Professor; David C. Darnell Presidential Chair in Principled Leadership
Wake Forest University
Diversity Climates and Workforce Diversity

Anita Woolley
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Carnegie Mellon
Collective Intelligence, Hierarchy, and Synchrony

Seminar Room 4101
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Coffee Break
Seminar Room 4101
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Tamar Saguy
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
When a Sense of Inclusion is Lost

Josh Kalla
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science
Yale University
Reducing Exclusionary Attitudes Through Interpersonal Conversation
Seminar Room 4101
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Closing Remarks
Seminar Room 4101
12:15 p.m. 
Take away box lunches
Seminar Room 4101


Getting Here & Parking

Major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes from Kellogg and Midway Airport is approximately 60 minutes from Kellogg, but you may want to allow more time for traffic.

Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly. 
Upon arriving, park at North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive.)  After parking, proceed to the elevator nearest stairwell A or B (south side of the garage) to the first floor. Exit the garage and cross Campus Drive: take the sidewalk to the left (east) of the Searle Building. Continue south, following the signs to the Kellogg Global Hub on the east (left) side of the walkway (Map below). Before leaving the Global Hub, make sure to ask the front desk staff for a validated parking ticket to exit the garage.

Where to Stay

Hilton Orrington/Evanston
A reservation block has been made at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston. Once you have registered for the conference, please click this link to reserve your hotel room. Please identify yourself as part of the Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) at the Kellogg School of Management Conference.