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Center for Peace and Conflict Studies  

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) is a creative hub that merges cutting-edge academic research, education programs and practical initiatives that reduce violence, and build more peaceful societies and international relations. The Center promotes interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics related to peace and conflict with an emphasis on conflict prevention, management, resolution, and post-conflict peace building and reconstruction. The Center is committed to advancing the understanding of social conflict, global peace and conflict issues through multidisciplinary, multilevel, and multicultural approaches. Through the Center's ongoing research projects as well as education and practice activities, faculty, students, alumni and colleagues work together to develop the interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies.


The CPCS' focus areas include security relationships between China and the U.S., peacebuilding and statebuilding across the Middle East and North Africa, and genocide prevention. The Center advances international understanding on how to promote peace and reduce conflict through its unique research on issues such as the role of NGOs in mediation processes; the nexus between humanitarianism, development and peacebuilding; and diplomacy across cultural norms. The Center also serves as a training resource for diplomats and professionals working on peace promotion. The CPCS' approach is that the future of conflict resolution depends on transformations of those living in conflict, the societies where conflict takes place, and how diplomacy is conducted.

Center Leadership

  • Dr. Zheng Wang, Center Director
  • Professor of Practice David Wood, Director of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in MENA program

Contact the Center

Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Seton Hall University
101A McQuaid Hall 
400 South Orange Avenue 
South Orange, NJ 07079 
(973) 275-2515
CPCS@shu.edu

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