Dispute Resolution Research Center


Collaboration, Conflict & Negotiation at Kellogg

Kellogg has long been the global leader in supporting the research and teaching mission of the international conflict management community.

The Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) was founded in the spring of 1986 by Northwestern University faculty in the schools of law, management, and arts and sciences. While it is a Kellogg School of Management research center, Northwestern University faculty and Ph.D. students are welcome to participate in DRRC activities. Additionally, faculty at other Chicago-area universities may participate in DRRC activities as affiliates.

DRRC is managed by an executive director appointed by the Kellogg dean. Its advisory committee reviews DRRC activities annually, and consults with the dean's office on research, executive and continuing education, and development.

DRRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 

DRRC is home to a longstanding fellowship
position that allows postdoctoral researchers
to conduct original research with Kellogg
faculty members.

Learn more about the position


DRRC Overview

DRRC’s mission is to uphold its reputation as a nationally recognized center for research on conflict, dispute resolution and negotiation, as well as to be an internationally recognized provider of continuing education programs and teaching materials. Each part of DRRC plays a pivotal role in contributing to this mission.

Research & Thought Leadership

Read compelling research by thought leaders who specialize in collaboration, conflict, dispute resolution and negotiation.

Faculty, Staff & Postdoctoral Fellows

Get to know DRRC faculty, postdoctoral fellows and affiliates.

Teaching Resources

Browse more than 200 exercises on negotiation, dispute resolution, decision-making and teamwork.

Research Grants & Awards

Review the requirements for research grants and the application process for awards.

Conferences & Events

Learn more about DRRC's research conferences and how they advance the study of conflict-related topics.

DRRC Newsletters & Updates

Stay informed about the latest research and industry news by subscribing to the DRRC's newsletter.


Dispute Resolution Research & Thought Leadership

Why Highly Esteemed Leaders Are Surprisingly Likely To Fumble Their Next Project

Organizations should be leery of putting high-status leaders beyond scrutiny. 

Why Companies Should Engage With Activists

As calls for social change grow louder, corporations that stay silent risk alienating both customers and employees.

How Leaders Can Truly Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Their Organizations

Two professors share research-backed tips for rethinking your recruiting efforts and getting the most out of diversity training.


Research & Thought Leadership

Discover innovative research on collaboration, conflict and negotiations

Teaching Resources

Access negotiation and decision-making exercises that have been taught by faculty around the world

Contact Us

DRRC can be reached by email , by phone at 847.491.8068, or via fax 847.467.5700