Welcome to the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS) at the University of California, Irvine.
CGPACS was founded in 1983 by a diverse group of faculty who came together out of concern about the nuclear weapons stand-off between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Although the Soviet Union no longer exists and the Cold War of the 1980s is a thing of the past, the core of the vision of the founders of CGPACS-- the imperative that as citizens and as scholars we pursue the goal of global peace and ward off the dangers of global conflict—continues to animate our work today.
Throughout our more than 30 years of work, we have fostered diverse and outstanding contributions from the UCI community as scholars, students, and citizens, to the promotion of global peace and to innovative and rigorous analysis of the factors shaping global conflict.
Identity and the Escaltion of Conflict
October 26, 2017
Tokens of Power: Ambiguity and Military Competition
November 2, 2017
The Market of Pain: Corruption, Ideals, and the Definition of Realities in the International Aid Context
November 9, 2017
Study: Orange County spends $299 million to address homelessness
November 16, 2017
Groundbreaking cost study now available
What can the Orange County in Florida teach its West Coast counterpart about homelessness? Plenty, says one advocate
November 15, 2017
Research by UCI sociologists Snow and Goldberg featured in the Orange County Register, Nov. 15, 2017