and Institutes concerned with peace and conflict
3: September 2001
or non-inclusion of any programme or course does not imply any
judgement on the part of INCORE as regards quality. The list
simply provides an overview of what is on offer within the area
outlined above and is by no means exhaustive. INCORE welcomes
suggestions with regard to possible additions to the site: Contact
and Institutes Within the U.K. & Ireland
and Institutes Within Continental Europe
and Institutes within Japan
and Institutes Within North America
and Institutes Within the UK & Ireland
- Centre for the Study of Conflict (University
A research centre based at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland,
with extracts from its publications and information on its recent research
projects. It has close ties with INCORE.
- Centre for Peace and Development Studies (University
Originally established as the Irish Peace Institute Research Centre,
at the University of Limerick. The site offers information regarding
its Research and Academic Programme.
Centre for the Study of Forgiveness
and Reconciliation (Coventry University)
The centre aims to carry out research, teaching and related activities
which will contribute to the deeper understanding and promotion of
processes of reconciliation and forgiveness throughout the world. A
basic premise informing the work at the Centre is that within the context
of struggles to achieve peace and reconciliation at whatever level,
the transformative power of forgiveness in such processes is not only
under-estimated but also under-researched.
- Children and Armed Conflict
Unit (University of Sussex)
A research unit set up by the Children's Legal Centre, an independent
NGO, and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. Teh site
contains up-to-date information on armed conflicts around the world
and their impact on children. It also provides reports and documents
on specific issues and themes relating to children, links to relevant
sites and a comprehensive database of international law, documents
- Central Community Relations Unit: Northern Ireland
The site offers background information about the work of the CCRU,
as well as links to its projects directory, research and evaluation.
(Conflict, Development and Peace Network)
CODEP is a multi-disciplinary forum for academics, organisations and
practitioners involved in exploring the causes of conflict and its
impact on people’s lives. The aim of the network is to help reduce violent
conflict and support those worst affected by it through the improvement
of policy and practice in conflict, development and peace work. CODEP
produces an email newsletter, organises roundtable discussion meetings
and organises international conferences on conflict and development.
Relations Council (CRC)
A Belfast based organisation, dedicated to the promotion of better
community relation between the communities in Northern Ireland, and
to the recognition of cultural diversity. Extensive resources are available
on-line including news and press releases, and a number of CRC publications.
As an organisation which actively works to help build peace processes,
Conciliation Resources has experience of working in Sierra Leone, Fiji,
Somaliland, Russia, Ukraine, the Gambia and Liberia, among other places.
CR offers a series of occasional papers on its field work.
With offices in Belfast, Dublin, London and New York, this organisation
works on a cross border basis to promote mutual understanding and respect
among the communities in the north and south of Ireland. They organise
a series of Youth education and community programmes, an economic co-operation
programme, and a number of fund-raising and special events.
Corrymeela aims to provide an environment where mutual trust and respect
can be built with the two communities in Northern Ireland. The community
hosts a number of residentials, and offers a series of training and
learning projects in the field of conflict and mediation.
Crisis States Research Centre. The Crisis States Programme (CSP) is based at the London School of Economics DESTIN - Development Research Centre. The CSP aims to provide new understanding of the causes of crisis and breakdown in the developing world and the processes of avoiding or overcoming them, focusing on the role of globalisation in conflict, crisis and social breakdown. http://www.crisisstates.com/index.htm
of Peace Committee
The Culture of Peace Committee is a network of peace movement organisations.
The structure of the committee is due to change in 2001.
- Glencree Centre for Reconciliation
First set up in 1973, and then re-established again in 1994, Glencree
is an NGO dedicated to working with those who strive for peace.
It offers its services to various Youth groups, Community groups,
and Women's groups, in addition to working with political leaders,
and religious believers.
- Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training
and Education - INNATE
INNATE is an umbrella group supporting nonviolent approaches to conflict
issues. They produce a monthly newsletter relating to non violence
and campaigning issues, which is available on-line.
- International Institute for Strategic
Located in London, England, this Institute produces a number of publications.
Of particular interest are the Adelphi Papers and Survival. Summaries
and extracts of papers are available on-line.
International Alert aims to 'identify and address the root causes of
violence and contribute to the just and peaceful transformation of
violent internal conflict'. They have worked in the Great Lakes Region
of Africa, West Africa, the Caucasus region of the Former Soviet Union,
and Sri Lanka. IA is also engaged in advocacy in an attempt to generate
international awareness for issues such as light weapons transfers;
the impact of development aid; the impact of private military companies;
and the role of women in peacebuilding. The site offers details of
all their projects, in addition to on-line full text publications.
Based in Belfast, this organisation works on promoting the use of third
party intervention in conflict situations, and offers a series of training
courses, and seminars in relation to this.
Based in Bristol, this organisation has produced a number of publications
specifically relevant to the theme of conflict resolution. They also
organise an annual conference around the issues concerned and sponsors
a number of training events and workshops.
MRG works on a global basis for the rights of minority groups, producing
numerous profiles and publications. The website contains a variety
of information including a newsletter and reports which are available
to be downloaded.
Oxfam is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated
to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the
world. Oxfam runs various campaigns such as the 'Cut Conflict'
campaign that focuses on cutting the arms trade, bringing war criminals
to justice, promoting peace and upholding the rights of refugees.
The site offers a series of books and papers on the subjects mentioned
as well as a multimedia section.
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a grassroots organization that
explores and promotes nonviolent peacekeeping and support for human
rights. They have a number of projects around the world. Additionally,
PBI trains people in nonviolence, conflict resolution and human rights,
and documents conflicts and initiatives for peace.
Based in Belfast, Peace People offers a number of youth programmes,
welfare programmes, and encourages dialogue and debate. Its campaigns
are more global than local.
- Peace Pledge Union
Extensive articles and publications which relate to the PPU's campaigns
such as, women and war, children and war, wars and arms and peace
education are available on-line.
RTC offers advice, training and consultancy, primarily to organisations
and individuals working in situations of polarisation, conflict and
Based in Belfast, this group offers information about its projects
and activities, and links to other relevant material.
and Institutes Within Continental Europe
Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
ASCPR offers a series of training programmes and summer schools, in
addition to undertaking research for its Peace Building Project. The
site includes details of conferences and events, and links to other
sites of similar interest. Many of the publications are in German,
although some are available in English.
Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management
The Berghof Center investigates constructive procedures for dealing
with ethno-political conflict. Their website offers an outline of the
research currently undertaken by the centre, as well as downloadable
International Center for Conversion
BICC is an independent organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating
the processes whereby people, skills, technology, equipment, and financial
and economic resources can be shifted away from the defense sector
and applied to alternative civilian uses. BICC offers research and
analysis, technical assistance and advice, retraining programs, publications,
and conferences. At present BICC and INCORE are carrying out a collaborative
project on demilitarisation
in Northern Ireland.
CASIN examines pluralism and modes of conflict management. They seeks
to educate through short and intensive professional programmes, training
seminars and "train the trainers" courses addressing the substance
of critical emerging societal issues. They promote policy dialogues,
problem solving workshops and task forces and also provide good offices
and organise conferences.
for Conflict Management (CCM)
This Norwegian organisation works from the premise that conflict is 'normal,
unavoidable and necessary.' Their vision is communities and a world where
conflict's positive functions are maintained and its negative tendencies
are managed in an effective and democratic way. By designing and implementing
learning activities which empower the individual's - and group's - ability
to take on this responsibility in a creative and sensitive way, CCM hopes
to be able to contribute to peace in the communities in which they work.
CCM works on both micro and macro levels within communities.
for Multiethnic Research, Uppsala University
The Centre, based in Uppsala, Sweden, is a cross-disciplinary forum for
the study of the cultural issues, social phenomena, and processes of
change related to life’s ethnic dimensions. This field of study also covers
ethnic relationships and processes in multicultural societies, as well
as the effects of international migration within cultures.
- Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic
Based in Sweden at the university of Stockholm, the CEIFO offers information
studies ethnicity, nationalism, xenophobia and racism, ethnic relations,
immigration policies and refugee reception models. Articles and publications
are available in Swedish and English.
- Centro de Investigacion para la Paz / Peace Research
The main areas of activity of the CIP include an Observatory of Conflicts,
Education for Development and Peace programme, and the development
of a documentation centre. This site is mostly in Spanish with a small
introduction to their work in English.
Peace Research Institute (COPRI)
The purpose of COPRI is to stimulate debate and research on international
key issues related to Peace and Security Studies. The institute does
this through research, seminars, publications and news. Of particular
interest is the 'Intra-State Conflict: Causes and Peace Strategies'
- Centre for Security Studies and Conflict Research
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the CSSCR offer extensive information
on its various research projects, which includes material on conflict
research and international security policy. Information is also available
on its teaching, conferences, and events. Among its main services is
the International Relations and Security Network which
offers extensive links to Current World Affairs.
Affiliated to the Free University of Brussels (VUB), this centre conducts
research which focuses a number of areas of political research. The
site contains a number of line books, working papers and journals.
The site contains an introduction to the work of the Committee, and
access to the CCTS newsletter, in addition to contact information.
EAWARN is a part of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at
the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Centre for the Study and Management
of Conflict. Information relating to EAWARN is hosted on the INCORE
- Education for Peace Program
Education for Peace is a program designed in order to create the necessary
structure for the development and implementation of peace education
programs in all parts of the world for all segments of human society.
Through in-depth, systematic, and sustained programs of Education
for Peace (EFP), every generation of new leaders and citizens is
equipped with the necessary insights and skills not only to decrease
the occurrence and intensity of conflict, preventing its descent
into violence and war, but also, more importantly, to dedicate
their talents and energies to the creation of a culture of peace.
A privately owned company which offers training and third-party services
to parties engaged in negotiation or conflict. The organisation is
based in Denmark.
- Environment and Conflicts Project, (ENCOP)
ENCOP is jointly run by the Center for Security Studies and Conflict
Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ),
and the Swiss Peace Foundation, Berne. ENCOP focuses on environmental
pollution and destruction ecological degradation as a cause of
conflict. The website offers information on the project, as well
as links to its publications.
The Center aims to intensify networking between European institutions
working in the wide field of migration and ethnicity.
Platform for Conflict Prevention
The European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation is
a network of European non-governmental organisations involved in the
prevention and/or resolution of violent conflicts in the international
arena. Its mission is to facilitate the exchange of information and
experience among participating organisations, as well as to stimulate
co-operation and synergy. The secretariat of the Platform is hosted
by the European Centre for Conflict Prevention which is based in Utrecht,
the Netherlands. This extensive resource offers a series of Internet
based country surveys, thematic essays, and organisation lists by country.
ERCOMER is a European research centre with a strong interest in comparative
research in the fields of international migration, ethnic relations,
racism and ethnic conflict within the European context. We are based
at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
The website includes information relating to the work of ERCOMER, its
various publications, and its newsletter and journal.
A Peace Research and Conflict Transformation Center, based in Spain,
with material available on-line in Spanish. The website has contact
details but no further information at present.
ICG is a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening
the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand
and act to prevent and contain conflict. The website provides a wide
range of information about its work, and field operations, in addition
to its on-line reports and publications, which are updated frequently.
- International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
IFOR is an international 'spiritually-based' organisation. Although
its International Secretariat is based in the Netherlands, IFOR
has branches, affiliates and groups in over 40 countries around
the world. Current projects include its Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Program, NonViolence Education and Training Program, and the Women
A Norwegian based research institute, which specialises in Conditions
of War and Peace, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding and Ethics,
Norms and Identities.Regular publications include its Journal
of Peace Research and Security
- International Relations and Security Network, (ISN),
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, this project offers extensive material
relating to current world affairs and conflict.
- Life and Peace Institute
The Life & Peace Institute, LPI, is an international and ecumenical
centre for peace research and action. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, LPI
aims to further the causes of justice, peace and reconciliation through
a combination of research, seminars and publications.
on Ethnological Monitoring and Early Warning
Based in Moscow, this organisation has been host to the project Monitoring
of Ethnicity, Conflict and Cohesion (MOST).
An organisation for peace and appropriate development for the Horn
of Africa. The site hosts information on previous and forthcoming conferences/events.
This information service lists the details of over 350 organisations
and individuals who are active in the field of peace and conflict research.
They produce an informative bi-annual newsletter also.
The institute conducts research around areas including mediation and
conflict intervention, and produces a series of reports. A number of
these are available on-line, in English.
Based in Solna, Sweden, SIPRI offers extensive information on its research
areas, publications, library resources, and other related links, which
include the themes of peace and conflict.
- Tampere Peace Research Institute, (TAPRI)
Based in Finland, TAPRI conducts research on, among other things, the
problems of armament, disarmament and security, theories of war
and peace, the relationships between development and disarmament,
as well as peace and development research and peace education.
They provide a complete list of publications.
TRANSCEND is a network of invited scholars-practitioners working for
peace and development by peaceful means through action, training, research,
dissemination. Information on their site includes a manual on the 'transcend
Based in Sweden, this is an international institute with a regular
newsletter, frequent press releases, and substantial publications.
Based in Amsterdam, TNI is an international network of activist-scholars
concerned to analyse and find viable solutions to such global problems
as: militarism and conflict poverty and marginalisation social injustice
- United Nations Research Institute for Social Development,
UNRISD is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary resarch
on the social dimensions of contemorary problems affecting development.
The website includes a list of its publications on gender, ethnicity
and Institutes within Japan
- Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-proliferation (CPDNP)
was set up at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
in 1996, Tokyo. CPDNP was established in the midst of increasing
attention towards disarmament and non-proliferation issues by the
international community after the Cold War. The Center’s
aim was to contribute to Japan taking greater international initiatives
in the disarmament and non-proliferation field, through carrying
out research, study and other activities in those areas. CPDNP has
organised conferences sponsored with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign
- Commission on Human Security
by the Government of Japan and the Rockefeller Foundation, the
Commission was set up in New York in 2001. It seeks for a new human-centered
approach towards adversities such as conflict, poverty, infectious
diseases and human rights violations. It deals with human insecurities
resulting from conflict and violence and looks at the means to
promote coexistence by recognizing the interrelations between the
various elements of insecurity, and the need to ensure that developmental
activities proceed alongside with conflict resolution. The Commission
is in close collaboration with UNHCR, UNDP and the Harvard Kennedy
- Hiroshima Peace Institute (Hiroshima City University)
Peace Institute (HPI) is a research unit of the Hiroshima City
University. HPI engages in a variety of research activities relating
to peace. Sharing the city's historical experience with people
around world, HPI has expanded global peace studies by researching
international and domestic conflict, conflict resolution, and security
issues. Research projects at HPI include “Confidence Building
Mechanisms in East Asia” and “Legitimacy and Rationality
of New-Interventionism”. HIP especially focuses on issues in
the Asia-Pacific region.
- Institute for Peace Science (Hiroshima University)
Established in 1975 in Hiroshima as the first social science institute
on peace studies in Japan, this pioneer institute organises symposia,
seminars and related events. It publishes the journal Hiroshima
Peace Science and research reports. Together with the Institute
of Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the US, the Institute has
launched “Project on Conflict and Human Security” which
examines critical issues in conflict resolution and peace-building
from the perspective of human security, and explores the possibility
of new practical approaches.
- International Christian University Peace Research Institute (International
International Christian University Peace Research Institute (ICUPRI)
was set up in 1991 at the International Christian University in Tokyo,
in order to promote peace studies. ICUPRI has many projects on
peace studies including “Conflict Resolution”. It
organises open lectures and seminars and organises field trips with
students. ICUPRI runs an independent English web journal together
with Iwanami Shoten Publishers and also publishes journals such as
the Peace Report and Occasional Papers in English.
- International Peace Research Institute of Meigaku (PRIME) (MEIJI
PRIME is devoted to research on violence in its various manifestations,
such as war, militarisation, and political repression; poverty, maldevelopment
and social injustice; as well as ecological and cultural degradation.
PRIME is also involved with studies on the transformative processes
and institutional conditions required for an alternative world order
in pursuit of a just peace, socio-economic, and ecological well-being,
democratic governance, and human identity particularly in the Asia-Pacific
- Japan Center for Area Studies (The National Museum of Ethnology)
The Japan Center for Area Studies is a research unit set up in 1994
at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. The Center covers a broad
range of issues from the perspective of area studies, including issues
such as ethnic conflicts, ethno-nationalism, and the process of state-building.
The Center also runs research projects which focus on ethnic and
religious conflicts and the escalating process of violence, especially
in the Middle East. It publishes the JCAS Symposium Series, the JCAS
Occasional Papers in various languages and the JCAS review in Japanese.
- Japan Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP)
Based in Tokyo, the JCCP is a non-profit organization founded for
conflict prevention. The Center identifies four stages in the progression
of conflict situations: 1) first signs of conflict 2) imminent conflict
3) occurrence of conflict and 4) resolution of conflict. In Japan,
JCCP organises seminars, open lectures and overseas training and
runs the Post-Graduate Program for Conflict Prevention. Internationally,
JCCP has been involved in peace building activities in Sri Lanka,
Cambodia, Afghanistan and Palestine. JCCP publishes a quarterly bulletin.
- Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
in 1959 in Tokyo, JIIA is a private, non-profit, and independent
research organization receiving accreditation from the Japanese
Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of deepening research
of international politics, economics and law. JIIA
has a wide range of research centres such as the Center for the
Promotion of Disarmament and Non-proliferation (CPDNP). JIIA publishes
several academic journals both in English and Japanese including
the Japan Review of International Affairs.
- Kyoto Museum for World Peace (Ritsumeikan University)
Affiliated to the Ritsumeikan University, the Kyoto Museum for World
Peace was built with the hope of contributing to the realisation
of world peace. The Museum main exhibitions relates to the aggressions
and sufferings of the Second World War. It also analyses wars and
peace-building processes after the War. The Ritsumeikan University
also holds the Institute of International Relations and Area Studies
which focuses more on current issues related to peace studies, conflict
resolution and international politics.
- National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
Located in Tokyo, NIDS is dedicated to strategic studies, global
security issues and military history as the main policy research
arm of the Defense Agency of Japan. In both English and Japanese,
NIDS publishes East Asian Strategic Review, NIDS Security Reports,
Report on Defense-Strategic Studies and Military History Studies
Annual. In addition, as public archives, NIDS keeps military-historical
documents and records. NIDS also organises the International Symposium
on Security Affairs and War History.
- Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS)
established in 1978, is as a non-profit institute under the managerial
oversight of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Defense
Agency to research in security studies and arms control. RIPS deals
with both domestic and international security issues, and over
50 researchers have joined the Institute’s
projects with special focus on Asia and the Pacific regions. RIPS
annually publish the Asian Security, which presents a comprehensive
analysis of Japan, the Korean peninsula, and China, as well as covering
developments in Southeast and Southwest Asia.
- Strategic Peace and International Affairs Research Institute (SPIRIT)
to Tokai University, SPIRT was established in 1986 Tokyo, “to
build world peace grounded in humanism.” The institute publishes
Human Security in both Japanese and English. SPIRIT is also a member
of the Common Security Forum based at Cambridge University, which
is an independent international network of academics and policymakers
from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, brought together with
the purpose of understanding and influencing the transformation of
individual and international security.
- The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research
the office in Tokyo and the research center in Honolulu, Hawaii,
the Institute was established in 1996 by Daisaku Ikeda, President
of Soka Gakkai International. It focuses on an international dialogue
for peace building on four major themes: 1) Human Security and Global
Governance, 2) Human Rights and Global Ethics, 3) Social Justice
and Global Economy, and 4) Cultural Identity and Global Citizenship.
The Institute is an independent non-profit organization committed
to the pursuit of peace building. Peace & Policy,
the journal of the Toda Institute has been published since 1996.
and Institutes Within North America
- Canadian Council for International Co-Operation,
The CCIC is a coalition of Canadian organizations who seek to change
the course of human development in ways that favor social and economic
equity, democratic participation, environmental integrity and respect
for human rights. The website provides the full text in French or English
of its newsletters, annual reports, press releases and speeches.
- Canadian Council for International Peace & Security
The Council is a Canadian organisation which is active in the field
of international peace and security through its current research.
They produce publications, special reports and issue briefs.
- Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, (CISS)
The Institute provides information on world affairs. Memebers recievd
extra information and discount on various publications.
- Canadian Peacebuilding Co-ordinating Committee
The Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee is a network of Canadian
NGOs, institutes, academics and other individuals collaborating
since 1994 to articulate policy and directions for the non-governmental
peacebuilding community, and to facilitate policy dialogue with
the Canadian government. The website contains a database of organisations
and projects and offers a number of useful documents and discussion
papers for those working in the field.
Based at Stanford University, this center brings together scholars,
policymakers, area specialists, business people, and other experts
to focus on a wide range of security questions of current importance.
It also provides an range of publications that can be downloaded in
- Carter Center
The Center, in partnership with Emory University seeks to bring warring
parties to the negotiating table, monitor elections, safeguard
human rights, and build strong democracies through economic development.
The website gives details of their various programs.
Based in New York, the Coexistence Initiative 'seeks to catalyse
a global awareness of, and commitment to, creating a world safe for
difference'. The Initiative develops and promotes programmes for
positive coexistence. The website provides information and resources
as well as a number of searchable databases.
- Colorado Conflict Research Consortium (CCRC)
Based at the University of Colorado, the CCRC offers an extensive number
of its working papers on-line, as well as links to all of the relevant
organisations in the U.S. They also offer a series of on-line education
and training modules on the subject.
- Communications for a Sustainable Future, (CSF)
- Consortium on Peace Research, Education
(Conflict Resolution and Global Interdependence)
CRAGI is a group of educators who advocate an International
Peace Thread consisting of posters and projects that
can be easily replicated in various cultures and school
curricula. Teachers work together to develop new materials,
which are not copyrighted but are shared freely in the
interest of promoting human understanding.
- Fund for Peace
The Fund for Peace carries out research into the alleviation of war
and conflict and seeks to promote strategies and solutions to this
end. The Fund for Peace offers a wide variety of material at its
site, including access to its mailing list, and a number of on-line
- Fellowship of Reconciliation, (FOR)
FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice
with nonviolence, peace, and justice. They are an interfaith organization
committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and
as a means of radical change. FOR actively engages in education
- Henry L. Stimson Center
The Stimson Center conducts public policy research on issues of national
and international security. The website contains information on
the Center, its publications and projects which range from confidence
building to weapon non-proliferation. Some items are provided in
full text, others can be ordered. Most resources are indexed by
IGCC is a research unit based at the University of California, which
focuses on the causes of international conflict and the role of the
international co-operation in helping to solve the conflicts. The website
contains a variety of information and publications.
- Institute of International Studies,
Based at Berkeley, this institute provides details of their various
research and training programs. They also provide a number of fellowships.
The IPA works to promote the peaceful settlement of armed conflicts
between and within states. Its activities include research, organizing
seminars and facilitation.
- Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Based at George Mason University, ICAR research interests include the
analysis of deep-rooted conflicts and their resolution; the exploration
of conditions attracting parties to the negotiation table; the role
of third parties in dispute resolution; and the testing of a variety
of conflict intervention methods in community, national, and international
settings. The Institute also offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and
Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
- Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
IIMCR, is a non-profit educational institute based in Washington D.C.
IIMCR organises practical training courses on international negotiation,
mediation and conflict resolution for upper-division undergraduate
students, graduate students and young professionals from around
the world. The website contains Here and Now, IIMCR's weekly Global
- Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
The Institute offers details of its Diplomacy and Conflcit Resolution
Training programs in areas such as Cyprus, Kashmir, Liberia and
Tibet. Also available are occasional papers, and on-line full texts,
in addition to its articles and books, and the IMTD newsletter.
- Institute of War and Peace Studies
The Institute, which is affiliated with Columbia University, offers
information about current research projects, and publications.
- Institute of World Affairs
This website international works towards international understanding
of conflict. It also provides training programs in conflict resolution
and infrastructure development. The website offers a series of
downloadable reports and summaries.
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace
The Joan B. Kroc Institute, based at the University of Notre Dame,
conducts educational, research, and outreach programs on international
peace. The site has information on the Institutes research and teaching
programs. Publications are also available on-line.
- L. B. Pearson Canadian Peacekeeping Training
- Mediation Information & Resource Center
An extensive site with articles relating to the resolution of conflicts,
information on mediation training and academic programs. The focus
is on domestic and 'non warlike' conflict resolution such as family
and workplace disputes.
- Partners for Democratic Change
This organisation is dedicated to the advancement of a culture of Conflict
Resolution and the development of civil society in the emerging
democracies and market economies. They work with NGO's, minority
groups, government, and academia, and have offices worldwide.
- Peace and Security WWW Server
- Peace Studies Association, (PSA)
- Program on Non-violent Sanctions and Cultural Survival
Part of Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, Massachusetts,
US. The Program studies situations of conflict in order to better
understand their nature and the capabilities of nonviolent actions
in support of human rights and civil liberties
- The Project on Peacekeeping and
This is part of the Council for a Livable World Education Fund (CLEF),
Washington, DC, US. They are committed to ridding the world of weapons
of mass destruction and eliminating wasteful military spending.
- Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground, founded in 1982, is an international
non-governmental organization that works to transform the way
the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches,
toward cooperative solutions. With programs in or with Angola,
Belgium, Burundi, DR Congo, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Liberia,
Macedonia, Middle East, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Ukraine,
and the United States, our "toolbox" includes mediation/
facilitation training, community organizing, radio/TV, journalism,
sports, drama, and music.
A network of invited scholars-practitioners working for peace and development
by peaceful means through action, training, research, dissemination.
Information on their site includes a manual on the 'transcend method'.
- United States Institute of Peace
A Washington D.C. based institute which conducts research, education
and training. Information is available on-line in relation to all
of its publications, research areas, grants, and fellowships.
- Unrepresented Peoples and Nations Organisation (UNPO)
An international organisation whose mission is to represent those people
who are not represented by the major international organisations.
Offers a series of publications, reports and press releases.
and Institutes Within Latin America
- Arias Foundation for Peace and Human
Acts as host to the Center for Human Progress, the Center for Peace
and Reconciliation, and the Center for Organised Participation. Valuable
resources include an NGO database. Information is available in Spanish
- Peruvian Association of Negotiation, Arbitration
and Conciliation: APENAC
An organisation working with the public and private sectors, NGO's
and community groups in the promotion of alternative dispute resolution.
- Peruvian Institute
An NGO based in Lima, 'offering consultation and training services
to governmental and private organizations as well as the general public
in the field of conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation.' Information
available on its services and current projects.
Organisations and Institutes Within Africa
- Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Based at the Institute of African Studies, Univeristy of Ibadan in
Nigeria, this centre proposes to offer an MA programme and other
courses. Further details of the Centre are available at present
on the INCORE website.
for Conflict Resolution (CECORE)
The Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) is an initiative of Ugandan
people working to seek alternative and creative means of preventing,
managing and resolving conflicts. CECORE is a non-profit NGO registered
with the NGO registration Board in Uganda, but with programmes in the
Great Lakes Region and the Greater Horn of Africa Region, the rest
of Africa and in the Asia/Pacific region.
A South African-based organisation involved in Conflict Resolution,
Peacekeeping and Preventive Diplomacy throughout the continent
of Africa. The website offers extensive information on its programmes,
publications, and conferences.
- Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
A South African NGO, dedicated to peaceful and fundamental transformation
in South Africa. Current research projects include a project on
Truth and Reconciliation, a Trauma Clinic, and an Education and
Media Unit. An extensive number of research articles and publications,
written by the centre staff, are available on-line.
- Independent Projects Trust
The IPT is a facilitation, training and research consultancy which
seeks to help organisations who are undergoing transformations
owing to political, social and economic changes.
- Inter-Africa Group
Based in Ethiopia, this organisation focuses on advancing peace, justice
and respect for humanitarian law in the 'Greater Horn' of Africa.
Their Update newsletter and some other reports are available online.
- Quaker Peace Centre :South Africa
The Centre organises a variety of programmes to help promote peace
in South Africa. These include programmes in peace education, community
development and mediation training.
Organisations and Institutes Within the Middle
- Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Dedicated to the study of peace and security in the Middle East, the
Centers current research foci is extensive and wide ranging. Information
is available on its researchers, publications, and upcoming events.
Of particular importance is its link to Professor Gerald Steinberg's web page, which hosts
extensive articles written by him since 1996.
- Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
A public policy think-tank dedicated to finding a peaceful solution
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Current research includes
a refugee project and work on the future of Jerusalem.
- International Center for Peace in the Middle
The Center offers news, articles, and a variety of Middle East peace
links. Note, however, that the site has not been updated since 1996.
- Wi'am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution
The Center aims to provide a means to resolving conflict within the
Palestinian community in the West Bank and Gaza. Currently they co-ordinate
a number of projects in fields such as community outreach and conflict
Organisations and Institutes Within Asia
WARU (Women's Action and Resource Unit)
SAHR WARU is a program of that has been set up with the primary aim of
developing a documentation and resource centre. This centre will also
take on roles of initiating dialogue and doing advocacy and networking
with the purpose of enhancing women's status in society. The organisation
can be contacted via, Ms. Sheba George at O -45, 46, 4th Floor; New York
Trade Centre; Thaltej Cross Roads; Thaltej; Ahmedabad - 380 054; Gujarat;
Centre for Peace Research (MCPR)
This Centre is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences of Banaras Hindu
University. It aims to analyse and contribute to the peaceful resolution
of intra and inter-state conflict. The MCPR involves in its activities
faculty, students, representatives from the social activists and media.
In addition to its academic domain, the MCPR has an extensive outreach
program, involving nearly 150 active members, including opinion makers
from different communities, representatives of NGO's and private citizens
from different parts of Northern India, all interested in the issues
of peace building and conflict transformation within and outside Indian
- The Forum of Democratic Leaders in the Asia-Pacific
The Forum of Democratic Leaders in the Asia-Pacific(FDL-AP) is based
on his belief that democracy is not only possible but will become
widespread throughout Asia. A key element of the FDL-AP's committment
is the promotion of democracy to protect fundamental human rights
in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. The site is available in English
of Organisations for Conflict Prevention in Asia and
The Japanese Center for Preventative Diplomacy and the Japan Institute
for International Affairs provide a large list of Organisations that
are involved in conflict prevention in Asia and the Pacific.