N.Y. Executive Law Section 323
Powers and duties

The institute shall have the following powers and duties:


To conduct research and undertake studies, particularly of an interdisciplinary or of a multi-disciplinary nature, into the causes of violence and other social conflicts, and peace and nonviolence theories, methods, techniques, programs and systems;


To develop programs to make research, education and training with respect to nonviolent conflict resolution more available and useful to persons in government, private enterprise, community groups and voluntary associations;


To conduct training, provide symposia and develop continuing education and research programs to promote skills in nonviolent conflict resolution;


To establish such divisions, programs, schools, and offices as the board deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article;


To enter into formal and informal relationships with other public or private institutions for purposes of fulfilling the goals of the institute not inconsistent with this article;


To establish a clearinghouse and develop and provide other programs and materials, including publications, handbooks, training manuals, and audio-visual materials, for disseminating information on the programs, studies, research, and training and educational opportunities, of the institute;


To enter into contracts;


To adopt, amend and alter by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws of the state of New York;


To charge and collect subscription and other participation costs and fees for its services, including publications, and courses of study;


The institute may sue and be sued, complain, and defend in any court of competent jurisdication; and


The institute may do any and all lawful acts and things necessary or desirable to carry out the objectives and purposes of this article.

Source: Section 323 — Powers and duties, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/323 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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