About the National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of development, peace-building and conflict transformation. The Centre was established at the University of Otago in 2009 with the appointment of founding Director and Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, Professor Kevin Clements. Teaching began in 2010.
- We offer postgraduate programs at Masters and PhD level
- We conduct high-level research on the causes of violent conflict and conditions for sustainable peace
- We provide training, evaluation expertise, and expert advice to government and non-governmental organisations engaged in peace-building and humanitarian intervention.
The NCPACS is a theory, research and practice centre located within the Division of Humanities, University of Otago.
Trust gift and Government scheme fund Centre's establishment
The NCPACS was made possible by a $1.25m donation from the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust.
The Trust's gift was made through the University's Leading Thinkers Initiative. The Government matched this funding under the Partnerships for Excellence scheme lifting the total to $2.5m.