The Center for Community Engagement is proud to support the work of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation in collaboration with other departments at Middlebury.

Read more about the $25 million grant Middlebury College received to advance conflict transformation.

Listen to an NPR interview by Laurie L. Patton about conflict transformation.

The CCE is involved in several different projects related to and funded through the conflict transformation initiative:

Privilege & Poverty summer internships

Our Privilege & Poverty summer internships allow students to make a difference while working in law, immigration, health, food and nutrition, housing and more! The P&P Summer Internship program fulfills the experiential learning component of the P&P Academic Cluster curriculum.

Learn more about P&P internships here.

Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace, a global program that partners with 90 institutions to identify and support peacebuilders and changemakers, is now headquartered with the Middlebury CCE! Read more about this transition here. Projects for Peace administers over 100 grants of $10,000 to students each year.

Read more about Projects for Peace recent relocation to Middlebury College.

History in Translation

Each summer, students and partners gather in shared space and time to 1) further explore and study of our history and its lived impacts; 2) identify and consider how and why our assumptions and perspectives on history conflict (and do not); and 3) to understand how the transformational potential of these historical explorations can be applied to the challenges and opportunities of our present - and our work and pursuit of social justice.

The Summer 2022 History in Translation Project brought together undergraduates from Middlebury College and International Christian University for an experiential exploration of the impacts and lessons (past and present) of Executive Order 9066. This trip was 12-day, immersive service-learning experience in California.

Since 2020, undergraduates from Middlebury College and International Christian University have collaborated on the translation of primary source documents and interviews detailing the experiences of Japanese Americans living under Executive Order 9066. The summer 2022 History in Translation program built on these efforts, and continued them in Utah in 2023.

The summer 2023 program was a collaboration between CCE, the Middlebury School of Abenaki, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori Office, University of Waikato. This was an affinity learning and engagement space with a focus on language reclamation and an exchange of Indigenous, First Nation, Native, American Indian, and Māori language, history and culture. It was a 17-day, in-person program, taking place in the northeast region of the United States in early June.

Read more about History in Translation here.

Cross Cultural Community Engagement Grants

Students engaging in intercultural learning for the public good are encouraged to apply for grants to support their experiences. See the CCCE website for details on the rolling application process.


Learn more about the programs supporting the advancement of conflict transformation by contacting

Quick Facts

Quick Facts: Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation. Programs will address a wide-ranging array of issues connected to peace and conflict. Middlebury will lead a global consortium of colleges and universities. Every branch of the Middlebury network will play a role. The grant will be deployed over 7 years.
Center for Community Engagement and Projects for Peace. Middlebury's CCE will pursue community-based projects and activities that foster constructive approaches to conflict. As part of CCE, Projects for Peace will promote new interdisciplinary resources to prepare grantees for their projects. CCE and Projects for Peace will work together to expand experiential learning related to conflict and peace-building.