Global Peace Index

Insight on Conflict
Peace Direct's resource on local peacebuilders in conflict areas. You'll find information on how local people are working to resolve conflicts.

The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) of the University of California
The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) facilitates innovative, rigorous research into the causes of international conflict and cooperation. Founded in 1983 as a research unit serving the entire UC system, IGCC's multi-campus structure allows it to build research teams from all ten UC campuses and the UC-managed Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, providing broad-based links to the U.S. and foreign governments, and policy institutes from around the globe.

"Killer Entertainments"
Read about UCI Women's Studies Professor Jennifer Terry's project.

Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Seeks to promote a better understanding of current world affairs.

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network
A professional networking site to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship, and related fields.

The Project on Defense Alternatives
The Project on Defense Alternatives has added full text-links to its public access Internet Library pages. These links lead to online documents, reports, articles published by more than 200 official and NGO sources.

Center for Innovative Diplomacy (CID)
Ben Leffel, a Sociology Ph.D. student and GPACS graduate student affiliate who studies city diplomacy, worked with former Irvine Mayor Larry Agran and other leaders of the City of Irvine's former Center for Innovative Diplomacy (CID) to digitize Irvine's nearly lost history of diplomacy, and the Bulletin of Municipal Foreign Policy which the CID published from 1986 to 1991. Through CID, Irvine played a leading role in what was nationally known as the "municipal foreign policy movement" during this time. During the last decade of the Cold War, former Irvine Mayor Agran led CID in mobilizing thousands of U.S. local elected officials on matters of nuclear nonproliferation, environmental protection, people-to-people diplomacy and many other areas of international cooperation.

The Bulletin of Municipal Foreign Policy is now digitized at and available as an archival source for researchers. Topics in this archive include: Irvine's efforts to reduce chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions; CID's work with thousands of municipal foreign policy activists to force tens of billions of public dollars from firms doing business with Apartheid South Africa; as well as studies on the economic impact of the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union on U.S. cities, and helped mobilize thousands of U.S. cities to advocate for nuclear non-proliferation.


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