Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that draws from studies in political science, sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, among others.

Featured image is “Strategic Peacebuilding Pathways” and is available for free download at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Peace and Conflict Studies Organizations

United States Institute for Peace
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
International Peace Research Institute (PRIO)

Professional Organizations

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)
International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)
International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
International Academy of Dispute Resolution

Professional Associations in other disciplines (with a Peace Studies focus)

American Psychological Association division 48: Peace Psychology
American Psychological Association division 19: Military Psychology
International Society of Political Psychology
American Anthropology Association committee for Human Rights
Society for Applied Anthropology Human Rights and Social Justice Committee
Peace History Society
American Sociological Association: Peace, War and Social Conflict
National Communication Association: Peace and Conflict Communication


Peace Journals


Conflict Resolution Quarterly

published by
ACR (formerly Mediation Quarterly)


Journal of Peace Research

published by PRIO


Peace and Conflict Review

 published by UPEACE in Costa Rica


Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace


Journal of Conflict Resolution

published by the Department of Political Science at Yale


Peace and Change

published by PJSA and Peace History Society


Peace and Conflict Studies

published by
The Network of Peace and Conflict Studies and DCAR


Peace Review