Peace Studies

Peace Studies in the Disciplines Peace Organizations Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Business & Economics Diversity & Peace-making International Relations & Peace-making
Communication Peace Research K-12 & Adult Peace Education
Fine Arts Religion and Peace Theoretical Models of Peace-making
Humanities Women and Peace   
Natural Science    
Psychology Peace Periodicals Academic Peace Studies Programs

Business & Economics

  • International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT)
    "The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, help to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world. It is founded on a vision of the world’s largest industry, travel and tourism – becoming the world’s first global peace industry; and the belief that every traveler is potentially an 'Ambassador for Peace.'”

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  • INCORE Guide to Internet sources on The Media and Conflict
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting
    The Institute for War & Peace Reporting strengthens local journalism in areas of conflict. By training reporters, facilitating dialogue and providing reliable information, it supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change. IWPR is led by senior journalists and peace researchers, with staff drawn from established media such as the BBC, The Guardian and Reuters.

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Fine Arts

  • The Aids Memorial Quilt
    The AIDS Memorial Quilt offers a unique opportunity to educate people about HIV/AIDS and infection prevention, to remember those who have died, and to comfort the grieving and help them heal. It shows the humanity behind the statistics.

  • Americans for the Arts: National Arts Policy Database
    The National Arts Policy Database is a comprehensive research/resource tool containing approximately 7,000 items (published since 1960) documenting information on the arts and culture in the United States. It includes topics such as: Community Development and the Arts, Cultural Policy, Arts Advocacy, Arts Participation, Public Art, etc.

  • Animating Democracy
    A program of Americans for the Arts Institute for Community Development and the Arts, Animating Democracy fosters arts and cultural activity that encourages and enhances civic engagement and dialogue.

  • Anti-War.US
    ANTI-WAR.US is dedicated to the free distribution of anti-war graphic material.

  • Archeological Institute of America (AIA) Task Force on the Cultural heritage of Iraq
    In response to the recent looting of Iraqi museums and other cultural institutions, the AIA has formed a Task Force on the Cultural Heritage of Iraq, chaired by AIA President, Jane Waldbaum. They are working with the State Department, other branches of the U.S. government, and other cultural organizations to assist in the restoration of artifacts and manuscripts stolen from Iraq.

  • The Artists Network of Refuse and Resist!
    This artists' group (part of the Refuse and Resist! political organization) is dedicated to building "a culture and community of resistance" through artistic expression. The site includes events calendars, news, portions of exhibits, and a roster of participating artists.

  • Artists Without Borders
    Artists Without Borders/Artistas Sin Fronteras brings psychological relief to victims of war in the form of art and/or entertainment. Art is no less important than food and water.

  • Artslynx International Arts Resources: Arts Empowerment
    Created in the aftermath of the Columbine High School tragedy and expanded after September 11, 2001, this site is intended as a resource to investigate the power of the arts as a force for positive change in our lives and in our community. The site includes an alpha index, a topic index and a link index.

  • Community Arts Network (CAN)
    CAN’s Web site is an international resource focusing on the work of artists and their community partners – projects and programs that actively promote the arts as part of education, political life, health recovery, prisoner rehabilitation, environmental protection, community regeneration, electronic communication, and more. Community Art is broadly defined by CAN to include art for social change (activist art that intends to cure social ills) or public art (art installed outdoors that intersects with daily community life) or public arts policy (from arts funding to political involvement). The site is extensive including information across several arts disciplines, various populations (e.g. youth, the elderly, etc.), and social contexts (such as activism, corrections, environment, etc.)

  • Culture Shock
    Begun in connection with the PBS TV series Culture Shock which tells the stories of cultural controversy in now-classic works of art, in wagi literature, painting, film, and music, and explores the relevance of these masterpieces today. The site expands upon these ideas providing thought-provoking exercises and guides and resources for teachers.

  • Global Art Project for Peace
    The mission of the Global Art Project (GAP) is to spread world peace by promoting tolerance and non-violence through art.
  • Images Against War
    This site contains the images and statements of 559 artists.

  • September 11 Digital Archive
    The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them. Included on this site are links to stories, still images, moving images, audio, documents and related web sites.

  • September 11 Web Archive
    This site documents and provides links to the Web community response (including virtual art, news accounts, memorials, etc.) to September 11, 2001.

  • UNESCO Culture Sector
    Safeguarding the cultural heritage is one of UNESCO’s chief tasks. Their mission is also to mainstream cultural diversity into policy agendas at national and international levels, protect the world’s cultural diversity through cultural and natural heritage preservation, encourage arts and crafts for sustainable development, and encourage the use of arts and crafts to eradicate poverty. The site is rich in information and links.

  • UNESCO World Heritage
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has created this site to support its mission to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

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Natural Science

  • Pugwash: Conferences on Science and World Affairs
    Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize, is an international scientific organization dedicated to reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking cooperative solutions for global problems.

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD)
    Established by UNESCO in 2001, the WSDPD is celebrated on 10 November each year. Its goals are to strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies, to promote national and international solidarity for a shared science between countries, to renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies, and to draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raise support for the scientific endeavor.

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  • American Red Cross
    The Red Cross is committed to saving lives and easing suffering. It serves humanity and helps by providing relief to victims of disaster, both locally and globally.

  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries. It includes volunteer doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals.

  • International Committee of the Red Cross
    The International Committee of the Red Cross is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.

  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    Founded in 1919, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

  • International Medical Corps (IMC)
    International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. It was established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses as a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization with a mission to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide where few organizations dare to serve.

  • Medical Bridges
    Founded in the Summer of 1997, Medical Bridges, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to procuring medical and surgical equipment for donation to qualified providers of charitable medical care in developing countries.

  • Medicine for Peace
    Medicine for Peace is an organization of physicians and nurses caring for mothers and children who are victims of war. The roots of Medicine for Peace were planted during the El Salvadoran Civil War when a group of concerned American physicians supplied medicine to clinics in villages devastated by the war. Since that time, we have been steadfast in our mission - to provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to children who are victims of war.

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Peace Organizations

  • Breakthrough: Building Human Rights Culture
    Breakthrough is an international human rights organization that uses media, education and pop culture to promote values of dignity, equality and justice.

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Endowment's web site provides many full-text publications on topics such as: China, Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, Democracy and Rule of law, non-proliferation, trade, equity and development; as well as information about the Endowment and its programs.

  • The Center of Concern
    Promoting global justice and peace since 1971, the Center for Concern envisions a world in which every woman, man and child can survive, thrive, and contribute back to our communities, enhancing life for all who share the planet. Through research, analysis, networking, public education and advocacy, the Center works to advance more just, sustainable and authentically human development for all.

    A project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, CPNN-USA is a site of the Culture of Peace News Network (CPNN), a global network of interactive Internet sites in many languages where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace.

  • Extreme Peace Missions
    "Extreme Peace Missions" is a non-profit organization, established by passionate citizens who were drawn together to create the story of "Breaking the Ice" [A 2004 Antarctic expedition of Israelis and Palestinians.] It is based on the premise that memorable experiences can bring people together for life. It is committed to the idea that these experiences can fuel a sustainable form of conflict resolution - because nothing connects people better or more permanently than the shared experience of facing and overcoming a challenge.

  • Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
    The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. It has been in existence since 1915.

  • The Forgiveness Project
    The Forgiveness Project is a new organization working with grassroots projects in the fields of conflict resolution, reconciliation and victim support. Founded by Marina Cantacuzino and set up by a small team working purely independently with no religious or organizational affiliation, it consists of a touring exhibition ("The F Word") that will build on an evolving collection of narratives. The Forgiveness Project also aims to raise the profile of, and funds for, relevant grassroots projects.

  • International Forgiveness Institute
    Established in 1994 as a private, non-profit organization, the International Forgiveness Institute was an outgrowth of the social scientific research done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1985 by Robert Enright and his colleagues. It was created as a way to disseminate the findings of that research, and the research and writings by others exploring forgiveness.

  • International Peace Bureau
    Established in 1892 and having U.N. consultative status, the International Peace Bureau is the world’s oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace: pacifists, women, youth, and people from labor, religious and professional bodies.

  • Institute of World Affairs
    The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) was founded in 1924 as a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization devoted to international understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

  • Nonviolent Peaceforce
    The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention. There are American affiliates in St. Paul, MN and San Francisco, CA. and a local chapter in Madison, WI.

  • Peace Action
    For 50 years Peace Action has worked to promote grassroots activism for nuclear disarmament, an end to weapons trafficking, a just economy, a democratic foreign policy, and an informed electorate.

  • Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)
    The PJSA is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. The site includes organizational conference and publication information along with a wide selection of very useful links.

  • Peace Brigades International
    Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts.

  • Peace Boat US
    Peace Boat US is a non-governmental and non-profit organization working to promote peace, human rights, equitable and sustainable development, and respect for the environment throughout the United States and the world. These aims are pursued through international educational programs, including onboard conferences, workshops, face to face encounters and field studies.

    PEACE.CA is the Web site of the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace. Its purpose is to bring together all peoples of the world in the promotion of lasting peace through "thinking globally and acting locally", building peace in the community, strategic action planning, networking, information sharing, etc.

  • Peace Science Society International
    Headquartered at Penn State University, Peace Science Society International is a Scientific Association of Individuals Developing Theory and Methods for the Study of Peace.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows
    Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September 11th victims. The organization seeks effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and to identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.

  • Search for Common Ground
    The mission of Search for Common Ground is to transform the way the world deals with conflict by emphasizing cooperative solutions, pursued on a realistic scale and with practical means. Their goal is to make "the search for the common ground, the common thing."

  • Toda Institute
    Founded in 1996 to honor the life and work of Josei Toda, the second president of Soka Gakkai (The Society for Value Creation, a lay Buddhist organization,) the Toda Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war.

  • Veterans for Peace
    Veterans for Peace is an organization made up of U.S. veterans working together for peace and justice through nonviolence and working toward a world without war through humanitarian actions and dialogue.

  • Waging Peace (Web Site of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)
    Founded in 1982, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, to use technology responsibly and sustainably, and to empower youth to create a more peaceful world. The Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.

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Diversity & Peace-making

  • Seeds of Peace
    Seeds of Peace is an organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. Starting with 46 Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian teenagers in 1993, the organization still focuses on the Middle East but has expanded its programming to include young leaders from South Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans.

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Peace Research

  • Exploring Global Conflict: An Internet Guide to the Study of Conflict
    Developed and edited for the 1998 Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI) entitled "Cultural Differences in an Interdependent World: Exploring Global Conflict," this guide features a variety of Internet resources related to conflict, peace, current news sources, human rights and humanitarian aid, educational resources, as well as information related to specific conflicts around the world including: Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Great Lakes region in Africa, and the former Yugoslavia.

    Established in 1993, INCORE (International COnflict REsearch) is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis, INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally. Click on the “Services” header to find a link to the Conflict Data Service which includes the latest information on conflicts around the world, a listing of peace agreements, thematic guides to the internet, a listing of organizations and institutes concerned with peace and conflict, and a link to the Ethnic Conflict Research Digest, a publication of the organization.

  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
    The purpose of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is to conduct research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace.

  • Swisspeace
    Swisspeace was founded in 1988 as the "Swiss Peace Foundation" with the goal of promoting independent peace research in Switzerland. During recent years it developed into an internationally renowned institution in peace and conflict research focusing on environmental conflicts, early warning, human security, business & peace, and gender. The site provides listings for and/or links to many publication in all of these areas.

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Religion and Peace

  • American Friends Service Committee
    The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.

  • Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
    The oldest interfaith peace organization in the United States, since 1915 the FOR has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A Nonviolent, Interfaith organization, it promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions; it is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.

  • Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ)
    The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels. The IPJ was founded in 1970 by Dr. James McGinnis as a Peace Studies program at St. Louis University and in 1975, it became an interfaith center.

  • Life & Peace Institute
    The Life & Peace Institute is an international and ecumenical centre for peace research and action. Founded in 1985 by the Swedish Ecumenical Council, LPI aims to further the causes of justice, peace and reconciliation through a combination of research, seminars and publications.

  • Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA
    The Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA was created during the spring of 2002 to communicate and promote the peace and justice work of the Mennonite Church. It includes a broad assortment of links useful to secular and religious seekers of peace.

  • Religions for Peace
    The World Conference of Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions who are dedicated to achieving peace. The organization’s work focuses on effecting change in the following areas: conflict transformation and reconciliation, the child and the family, disarmament and security, development and ecology, human rights and responsibilities, and peace education.

  • The Shalom Center
    Founded in 1983, the Shalom Center is a network of American Jews who draw on Jewish tradition and spirituality to seek peace, pursue justice, heal the earth, and build community.

  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
    In 1992, the Tanenbaum Center was established to carry on the work of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, a world-renowned pioneer in interreligious understanding, and a prominent activist on behalf of social justice and human rights. Today, the organization that bears his name continues his work - using the tools he honed to address the theological roots of prejudice and to encourage religious beliefs that build mutual respect. The Tanenbaum Center also builds on his work by using new tools that create interreligious understanding among children, help work-places operate in ways that recognize religious differences, and inspire religiously motivated peacemakers.

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Women and Peace

  • Bat Shalom
    Bat Shalom is an Israeli national feminist grassroots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for a genuine peace grounded in a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society

  • Code Pink: Women for Peace
    Code Pink is a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.
  • INCORE guide to Internet sources Gender and Conflict

  • Peace, Conflicts, and International Women’s Human Rights
    This web site originated as a product of the Internet Workshop at the 24th Annual Conference of the UW System Women's Studies Consortium and the 15th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict on October 22, 1999. It contains an almost exhaustive list of links to women’s peace organizations from around the world.

  • PeaceWomen
    A Project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, PeaceWomen was developed in 2001 to monitor implementation of UN Resolution 1325 (on women, peace and security) and advocate for its full and rapid implementation. The website provides accurate and timely information on women, peace and security issues and women's peace-building initiatives in areas of armed conflict

  • Women for Women International
    Women for Women International was founded in 1993 to help women overcome the horrors of war and civil strife in ways that can help them rebuild their lives, families, and communities. This includes direct financial and emotional support; fostering awareness and understanding of women’s rights; offering vocational skills training; and providing access to income through the issuance of generation support and microcredit loans. Women for Women International has assisted more than 33,000 women in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Colombia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
    The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women's peace organization in the world. It is an international NGO with Sections in 37 countries, covering all continents.

  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)) - United States Section
    This is the web site for the American section of the international NGO.

  • Women Waging Peace Network
    Women Waging Peace Network is a network of more than a thousand women peacemakers from conflict areas around the world, ranging from Sudan to Sri Lanka, Colombia to Bosnia, the Middle East to Sierra Leone and is a part of the Institute for Inclusive Security. “Waging” was launched in 1999 to connect these women with each other and with policy shapers. Goals of the organization are to build a network of women peacemakers, to make the case that women make vital contributions to conflict prevention, peace negotiations, and post-conflict reconstruction efforts; and to shape public policy by generating support from policymakers for women's agency in promoting security. The site includes organizational and related publications and links to other useful and related sites.

  • A Portal on Women, Peace & Security
    Maintained by UNIFEM (The United Nations Development Fund for Women), this portal strives to provide access to the information and analysis that is currently available on the impact of armed conflict on women and women's role in peace-building.

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Peace Periodicals

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Conflict Resolution & Mediation

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International Relations & Peace-making

  • CAIN [Conflict Archive on the Internet]: Northern Ireland Conflict, Politics & Society
    This site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also information on politics in the region and Northern Ireland society.

  • International Crisis Group
    Based in Brussels, the International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with 120 staff members on five continents. The organization works to prevent and resolve deadly conflict by using field-based analysis and high-level advocacy working closely with governments and those who influence them, including the media. Their web site provides a wealth of information including reports and briefing papers documenting activities in close to 60 countries, conflict histories, and links to early warning resources and maps. Also, they publishCrisisWatch, a twelve-page monthly bulletin which provides succinct regular updates making it easy to follow developments in conflict situations. The site includes an archive of the bulletin going back to September 2003.

  • Peace and Security, United Nations
    The Peace and Security web site presents documents and information about United Nations peacekeeping missions and peacekeeping policies. Included are: maps, descriptions, and detailed information about current and completed (fifty years plus) United Nations peacekeeping operations; a research guide to United Nations documents on peacekeeping; general information on landmines, electoral assistance, and disarmament; and separate sections on the Question of Palestine, United Nations Mission in East Timor, the United Nations in Kosovo, the Report of the Eminent Panel on Algeria, and UNSCOM and Iraq.

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K-12 and Adult Peace Education

  • Beyond Peace Education Essay
    This site calls itself a “free knowledge base on more constructive approaches to destructive conflict.” The “Peace Education Essay” provided includes many references to useful articles on peace education. Also provided are links to student conflict research tools, exercises and simulations, case studies, and online courses. [College & Adult]

  • CR Info: Instructional Resources
    CRInfo stands for "conflict resolution information source." It is a free service, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Along with links to over 20,000 Web, print, and organizational resources, as well as event listings and other conflict resolution-related resources, the site offers educational tools and collections of teaching materials. [K-12, College, Adult]

  • Conflict Resolution Education Connection
    This site provides a wide array of available materials that support conflict resolution education or CRE. The site is arranged into broad areas based on the primary users of that material. One of the broad areas is “Teachers and Trainers.” Materials and information on subjects such as anti bias education, bullying prevention, dialogue programs, expressive arts programs, negotiation skills, peer mediation, restorative practices and violence prevention can be found there. [Grade 3 – Adult, College]

  • Contemporary Conflicts in Light of the Cold War
    Sponsored by the UCSB Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS), this site serves as an online teaching guide for high school and college teachers based on a week-long workshop held in August 2004 at UC-Santa Barbara. It features lesson plans and background materials organized around five themes: Crisis Diplomacy, Israel/Palestine and the Cold War, International Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation, and International Peacekeeping. [High School, College, Adult]

  • Educators for Social Responsibility
    Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments. It is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 1982. Its mission is to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic, and just world. [High School, but online Teacher Center includes lessons & activities for PreK-12]

  • Peace First (formerly Peace Games)
    Inspired by Dr. Francelia Butler, a professor of children’s literature, originally as a one-day festival uniting hundreds of children to share their visions and plans for peace, it was brought to Harvard University in 1992 and developed more fully. Today, Peace Games empowers students to create their own safe classrooms and communities for forming partnerships with elementary schools, families and young volunteers. [K-8]

  • Peace Learning Center
    Located in Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana and conceived in February 1997, the Peace Learning Center demonstrates what can be accomplished through community collaboration with its mission of being a proactive force for transformation and positive change in the community through holistic peace education initiatives that enhance respect for self, others, and the environment. [K-12 & Adult, College]

  • Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association
    The aim of the Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association (PSS/ISA) is to seek a better understanding of the causes of war and violence and of the conditions of peace in the international system. Thus the Peace Studies Section links scholars of various disciplines and methodologies, develops, encourages, and disseminates research, and facilitates research-based teaching in peace and conflict studies. [College]

  • Teachers College Peace Education Center [at Columbia University]
    The Teachers College Peace Education Center's (TCPEC) mission is to further the development of the field of peace education, focusing on issues of security, war and peace, human rights and social justice, sustainable development and ecological balance. The Peace Education Center was established to provide outreach, resources, training and in-service education. [College & Adult]

  • Teaching and Learning for Peace Noticeboard
    On the Noticeboard are featured peace-building activities and peace-building materials that individuals, families, teachers, communities or organizations wish to share such as: published peace-building stories, storytellers, information on peace-building programs operating throughout the world, international peace-building activities especially for children and youth, peace-building books and other resources, and activities for children in classrooms. [K – Adult, College]

    A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides: daily news about groups and individuals working for tolerance and fighting hate; guidebooks for adult and youth activists; practical resources for parents and teachers; and entertaining and educational games for young children. [Middle School – High School]

  • UN Cyberschoolbus: Peace Education
    Part of a global teaching and learning project of the United Nations, it includes curricular materials for students aged 8 -14+ , materials on peace education theory and pedagogy and numerous links to related Web sites and pertinent UN documents. [Grade 3 – Adult, College]

  • United States Institute of Peace
    Established in 1984, the United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. It does this with programs, including research grants, fellowships, professional training, education programs from high school through graduate school, conferences and workshops, library services, and publications. [College, Adult]

  • Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
    The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is a consortium of public and private institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin dedicated to encouraging and legitimizing teaching and research on the roots of violence, national and global security issues (including ecological security) and on all factors necessary for a just global peace. [College, Adult]

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Theoretical Models of Peace-making

  • The Carter Center
    Founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1982, the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute. The Center is dedicated to fighting, conflict and discrimination through collaborative initiatives in the areas of democratization and development, global health, and urban revitalization.

  • The King Center
    The King Center's mission is to educate people all over the world about Dr. Martin Luther King's life, work and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict-reconciliation and social change.

  • M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
    The mission of the Gandhi Institute is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming.

  • Nobel Peace Prize
    This site is the official site of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. This site contains information exclusively concerning the Norwegian Committee, the Norwegian Nobel Institute and the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize, first given in 1901, has been awarded for advocacy of human rights, mediation of international conflicts and arms control and disarmament, humanitarian work and peace movements.

  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
    Founded in 1969 by faculty members and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who were concerned about the misuse of science and technology in society, the UCS is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.

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Academic Peace Studies Programs

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