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The CICA is an international network of professionals interested in deepening our knowledge about consciousness, the achievement of peace, the resolution of conflicts and the treatment of aggression and violence at all levels.

 

  • The mere attendance to one of the CICA conferences is the only requirement to become a member of the CICA Club.
  • There are no membership fees.
  • The Trustees co-opt people who would like to work in a voluntary capacity on specific tasks or undertakings.
CICA is managed by an International Board of Trusties, advised by an International Scientific Committee, and different National Committees, autonomous in their work and activities.
Some institutions are also recognized as official partners.

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LII CICA: Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict: towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions – Albany (New Zealand), 7th-8th April 2020

LII CICA International Scientific Conference Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict: Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions  7-8th April 2020 Albany (New Zealand) Organized by CICA International Foundation in collaboration with: Centre for Conscious Awareness Global World Academy of Art and Science Massey University, Albany, New Zealand Place Massey University East Precinct Albany Expressway…
LIII CICA - Violence and Mental Health

LIII CICA: Violence and Mental Health Madrid (Spain), 23th-24th April 2020

VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH 23 – 24 April, 2020 School of Education -Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain We invite you to participate in the LIII CICA international conference (Jornadas Internacionales 2020) on "Violence and mental health", organized by the Complutense Research Group "Psychosociobiology of Violence: education and prevention" in collaboration with the CICA International Foundation and…
LIV - XV Security Forum 2020

LIV CICA: XV Security Forum 2020 Cracow (Poland), 14th-15th May 2020

If you want to see more informationPara ver toda la informaciónSEE FULL INFORMATION
LV CICA: Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century: Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions

LV CICA: Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century – Madrid (Spain), 25th-27th May 2020

If you want to see more informationPara ver toda la informaciónSEE FULL INFORMATION LV   CICA Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century Madrid (Spain), May 25th- 27th, 2020 organized by CICA International, Nebrija University, & Pugwash Spanish Group On behalf of CICA INTERNATIONAL, it is our great pleasure to announce and invite…
LVI CICA: Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Słubice

LVI CICA: Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Słubice (Poland), 12-13 July 2020

3 scientific meetings in 3 European countries within 13 days! LVI CICA (International Conference on Conflict and Aggression) July 12 & 13, 2020 Collegium Polonicum Słubice (Poland) Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Organized by: CICA International Foundation in collaboration with: APEIRON University, Poland and University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic…
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Dalai Lama’s comments on the SSV (1998)

from The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., 1998, Riverhead Books, page 58 (1998)
In recent years… the tide [of philosophical, psychological and other scientific evidence] appears to be turning on this [previously described] profoundly pessimistic view of humanity, coming closer to the Dalai Lama’s view of our underlying nature as gentle and compassionate. Over the past two or three decades, there have been literally hundreds of scientific studies indicating that aggression is not essentially innate and that violent behavior is influenced by a variety of biological, social, situational, and environmental factors. Perhaps the most comprehensive statement on the latest research was summarized in the 1986 Seville Statement on Violence that was drawn up and signed by twenty top scientists from around the world. In that statement, they of course acknowledged that violent behavior does occur, but they categorically stated that it is scientifically incorrect to say that we have an inherited tendency to make war or act violently. That behavior is not genetically programmed into human nature. They said that even though we have the neural apparatus to act violently, that behavior isn’t automatically activated. There’s nothing in our neurophysiology that compels us to act violently. In examining the subject of human nature, most researchers in the field currently feel that fundamentally we have the potential to develop into gentle, caring people or violent, aggressive people; the impulse that gets emphasized is largely a matter of training.

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Help humanity through the scientific research into conflict, aggression and human consciousness and the diffusion of this research

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Bring scientific experts from different disciplines and cultures together on novel thematic topics and/or support other organisations which also have similar objectives

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Promote effective dialogue and networking between scientists, professionals and public, and provide a supportive environment for younger scientists at conferences and in their projects

Future Projects

Develop and organise educational courses which foster our aims with the possibility of also having our own centre one day.

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CICA International - International Conferences on Conflict and Aggression

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The CICA is an international network of professionals interested in deepening our knowledge about consciousness, the achievement of peace, the resolution of conflicts and the treatment of aggression and violence at all levels.

 

  • The mere attendance to one of the CICA conferences is the only requirement to become a member of the CICA Club.
  • There are no membership fees.
  • The Trustees co-opt people who would like to work in a voluntary capacity on specific tasks or undertakings.
CICA is managed by an International Board of Trusties, advised by an International Scientific Committee, and different National Committees, autonomous in their work and activities.
Some institutions are also recognized as official partners.

Latest News from CICA

Latest news from the collective, see more to view all.

LII-CICA-Consciousness,-the-Corporate-World-and-Conflict

LII CICA: Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict: towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions – Albany (New Zealand), 7th-8th April 2020

LII CICA International Scientific Conference Consciousness, the Corporate World and Conflict: Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions  7-8th April 2020 Albany (New Zealand) Organized by CICA International Foundation in collaboration with: Centre for Conscious Awareness Global World Academy of Art and Science Massey University, Albany, New Zealand Place Massey University East Precinct Albany Expressway…
LIII CICA - Violence and Mental Health

LIII CICA: Violence and Mental Health Madrid (Spain), 23th-24th April 2020

VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH 23 – 24 April, 2020 School of Education -Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain We invite you to participate in the LIII CICA international conference (Jornadas Internacionales 2020) on "Violence and mental health", organized by the Complutense Research Group "Psychosociobiology of Violence: education and prevention" in collaboration with the CICA International Foundation and…
LIV - XV Security Forum 2020

LIV CICA: XV Security Forum 2020 Cracow (Poland), 14th-15th May 2020

If you want to see more informationPara ver toda la informaciónSEE FULL INFORMATION
LV CICA: Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century: Towards a Deeper Understanding and Finding Solutions

LV CICA: Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century – Madrid (Spain), 25th-27th May 2020

If you want to see more informationPara ver toda la informaciónSEE FULL INFORMATION LV   CICA Global Commons & Security trends: towards a peaceful 21st century Madrid (Spain), May 25th- 27th, 2020 organized by CICA International, Nebrija University, & Pugwash Spanish Group On behalf of CICA INTERNATIONAL, it is our great pleasure to announce and invite…
LVI CICA: Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Słubice

LVI CICA: Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Słubice (Poland), 12-13 July 2020

3 scientific meetings in 3 European countries within 13 days! LVI CICA (International Conference on Conflict and Aggression) July 12 & 13, 2020 Collegium Polonicum Słubice (Poland) Polarization, Misinformation, Insecurity culture and Group Conflict: towards Finding Solutions Organized by: CICA International Foundation in collaboration with: APEIRON University, Poland and University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic…
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Dalai Lama’s comments on the SSV (1998)

from The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., 1998, Riverhead Books, page 58 (1998)
In recent years… the tide [of philosophical, psychological and other scientific evidence] appears to be turning on this [previously described] profoundly pessimistic view of humanity, coming closer to the Dalai Lama’s view of our underlying nature as gentle and compassionate. Over the past two or three decades, there have been literally hundreds of scientific studies indicating that aggression is not essentially innate and that violent behavior is influenced by a variety of biological, social, situational, and environmental factors. Perhaps the most comprehensive statement on the latest research was summarized in the 1986 Seville Statement on Violence that was drawn up and signed by twenty top scientists from around the world. In that statement, they of course acknowledged that violent behavior does occur, but they categorically stated that it is scientifically incorrect to say that we have an inherited tendency to make war or act violently. That behavior is not genetically programmed into human nature. They said that even though we have the neural apparatus to act violently, that behavior isn’t automatically activated. There’s nothing in our neurophysiology that compels us to act violently. In examining the subject of human nature, most researchers in the field currently feel that fundamentally we have the potential to develop into gentle, caring people or violent, aggressive people; the impulse that gets emphasized is largely a matter of training.

General Aims

Help humanity through the scientific research into conflict, aggression and human consciousness and the diffusion of this research

Conferences

Bring scientific experts from different disciplines and cultures together on novel thematic topics and/or support other organisations which also have similar objectives

Attitude

Promote effective dialogue and networking between scientists, professionals and public, and provide a supportive environment for younger scientists at conferences and in their projects

Future Projects

Develop and organise educational courses which foster our aims with the possibility of also having our own centre one day.

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Countries
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Scientific Collaborators

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Massey University New Zealand
Real Colegio Complutense de Harvard
University of Bydgoszc
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Universidad Complutense Madrid
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University of OXFORD
University of Georgia