Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

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The Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS) "is a centre of research and practice excellence in the areas of conflict analysis, prevention and management, alternative dispute resolution, peace-building and development and post-conflict reconstruction. ACPACS is located within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland." [1] They are a member of the Global Action to Prevent War coalition. [2]

Links and Partner Organisations

Selected Current Projects

"ACPACS is working in collaboration with AusAID on a pilot programme of training with the National Council of Chiefs that will enhance their organisational capacity and ability to resolve conflicts utilising both indigenous and introduced techniques. This project –while representing a series of national trainings at different sites around the country—is also generating a number of interesting research and practice projects, e.g around land, population density and conflict. Domestic Violence and Anti-Social Behaviour, Corruption and anti corruption strategies and the role of the Chiefs in maintaining Custom and Tradition in the face of ineffective “democratic” government. The first two pilot training programs were completed in June and September. The next stages will occur in November or December." [3]

"ACPACS is interested in engaging in issues of creativity, cultural production and peacebuilding in different contexts. As part of these broader discussions, a project entitled PeaceMAP - Peace through Music, Art and Poetry, is being developed. PeaceMAP is a potential three year research and training project. The objectives of the PeaceMAP project are: - to promote research on the role of cultural production and narratives in peace and reconciliation processes; - generate dynamic conversations and exchange between artists, researchers and practitioners working in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation; - establish an identifiable concentration within the conflict resolution field on the central role of creativity and culture in conflict and peacebuilding; - and to develop specific programmes to advance indigenous and non indigenous cultural production and reconciliation. We are having a planning meeting to design a programme around these issues in November this year. The key organisational group is Kevin Clements and Nadia Mizner from ACPACS, Susie Carpenter-Jacobs, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London, and Professor Cindy Cohen, of the Coexistence Programme at Brandeis University." [4]

People

Staff

Accessed September 2007: [5]

New Staff

Adjunct Professors

Accessed September 2007: [6]

Visiting Academics

Accessed September 2007: [7]

Past Visiting Academics [8]

Research Associates

Accessed September 2007: [9]

Contact

Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/acpacs

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch

References

  1. About the Centre, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  2. Who, Global Action to Prevent War, accessed July 8, 2007.
  3. Governance Training in Vanuatu, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  4. Culture, Creativity and Peacebuilding, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  5. Staff Profiles, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  6. Adjunct Professors, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  7. Visiting Academics, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  8. Past Visiting Academics, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.
  9. Research Associates, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, accessed September 17, 2007.