Welcome to the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Director presents in Washington
On Thursday 7 February, Director Professor Kevin Clements gave a presentation at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Washington DC on 'The Prospects for Peace in the Asia Pacific Region'.
Maori/Moriori Research Fellow or Practice Fellow
Applications are invited for a visiting temporary position as a Maori/Moriori Research Fellow or Practice Fellow. Closing date for applications is Friday 15 February.
New PhD scholarships offered
Find information on two new PhD scholarships offered by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Global Future Charitable Trust. Applications close on 20 January 2013.
2013 Postgraduate Diploma papers
See a list of contributing papers for the Postgraduate Diploma. Paper options for Semester 2 2013 are currently being finalised. The Centre plans to offer PEAC405 Peace Education and PEAC 407 Critical Terrorism Studies in addition to PEAC403 and PEAC404.
Download the 2013 Student Handbook for a full description of the Diploma and course content.
For more information email email@example.com.
Professor Kevin Clements introduces the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr Karen Brouneus on supervision
Meet PhD student Holly Guthrey
Masters student Scott Pearse-Smith
Record of 2012 Centre Research Seminars
Download a list of Centre Research Seminars presented in 2012 by staff, students and visiting academics.
Record of 2012 Seminar Schedule
Download a record of seminars, public lectures and panel discussions hosted by the Centre in 2012.
Record of 2011 Seminar Schedule
The aims of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
NCPACS has a multidisciplinary faculty, research affiliates, visiting scholars and partner organisations from around the globe. Led by Professor Kevin Clements, the faculty has a world class reputation in the field. The aims of NCPACS are:
- To build understandings of peace and conflict grounded in the experiences of people, places and history, and in ways that respect customary and local requirements for sovereignty, development, legitimate governance and wellbeing.
- To learn from dialogue, theoretical insight, international research and practical experience, including Aotearoa/New Zealand’s own experiences of Treaty partnership and engagement in international peacebuilding.
- To deliver high-quality postgraduate programmes at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD levels.
- To conduct research on the causes of intrastate and international armed conflict; security, conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding with special reference to the Asia-Pacific region.
- To provide expert advice and advanced-level short courses and training for government and non-government organisations engaged in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, development, humanitarian intervention, and policy making around the role of justice and good governance in sustainable peace.
- To engage in practical projects that build local capacities for sustainable development, community engagement, governance and conflict transformation in the Asia-Pacific region, and in Aotearoa/New Zealand’s own contexts.
- To facilitate evaluations and impact assessments of practical projects in the field.
- To advance the understanding and knowledge of conflict resolution processes by conducting state-of-the-art training in negotiation, mediation, and cross-cultural conflict resolution.