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.

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

DRRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Recruiting

The DRRC invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. The application period for the 2019 cycle has closed, but please check back in fall 2019 for details about the 2020 position.

Learn more about the position


DRRC Overview

The 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 the 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 the DRRC faculty, postdoctoral fellows and affiliates.

Teaching Resources

Browse more than 130 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 newsletter.


Dispute Resolution Research & Thought Leadership

Are You Willing to Stretch the Truth While Negotiating?

It may depend on your gender and whom you are representing.

Which Gold Medalists Do We Tweet About? Liberals and Conservatives Differ.

New research explores how political ideology can affect whose accomplishments we celebrate.

Conspiracy Theories Abound. Here’s How to Curb Their Allure

A new study shows how feeling more in control can limit conspiratorial thinking.


Teaching Resources

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

Contact Us

The DRRC can be reached by email or by phone at 847.491.8068.

Research & Thought Leadership

Discover innovative research on collaboration, conflict and negotiations