About Us

The Academic Foundation for Peace-Conflict Studies (AFPCS), is founded in 2015 as an independent think-tank and student based to develop an alternative framework for Peace, Conflict, Humanitarian, Human Rights, Climate Change and Security in Academic Sphere through independent research and analysis as a joint project. It continues to be one of the leading independent institutes in North America with no affiliation to a particular institution and/or ideology. The core research of AFPCS focuses on internal security, Peace issues, and regional conflicts. Since its founding, AFPCS has been the cradle of the next generation of strategic thinkers. This focus on youth is reflected both in its faculty and its strong internship program focused on building up the next generation of thought leaders especially in Europe and North America with Pluralistic Identities. The foundation is a volunteerbased organization since pandemic and we hope to get finance in 2023.

During a Conference at the Foundation
Meeting in Tbilisi, Peace in Caucasus with EU

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee consists of representatives from a number of organizations who participate in planning and providing feedback on the Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. The Advisory Committee organizations include:

  • United States Institute of Peace
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
  • Ohio Commission for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
  • University of Ottawa
  • American Friends Service Committee; Helping Increase the Peace Program (HIPP)
  • Campus-ADR; Wayne State University
  • Creative Response to Conflict (CRC)
  • CRU Institute
  • Lehigh University
  • Peace Alliance
  • Project Peace; LEAP-Kids
  • School Mediation Associates (SMA)
  • The Peace Center

Funding Support

The Conflict Resolution Education Connection has been made possible by the generous support of several organizations:

  • JAMS Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • George Gund Foundation
  • EU
  • Canada Federal Government

Let’s build a peacebuilding community together.