The Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) is an evolving community of scholars, educators, and practitioners united by a common commitment to the promotion of just and non-violent solutions to contemporary conflict, whether at the local, national, or global level. We aim to amplify the voice of the evolving peace and conflict studies community within Canada, and to provide a collaborative forum for those working in the fields of peace and conflict studies, conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, and restorative and transitional justice. We seek to foster research, debate, and dialogue on how Canada can best contribute to the creation of just, sustainable societies, to the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to the reduction of violent conflict.
We invite you to consider becoming a member of PACS-Can. In addition to joining a growing community of like-minded individuals, your PACS-Can membership also means you will automatically also become a member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national association of Canadian and US scholars, teachers and activists.
PACS-Can is generously supported by our Sponsoring Programs
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Feb. 14 – Is Peacekeeping Still for Chumps? Canada’s Tentative Re-engagement with UN Peace Operations
Timothy Donais, Associate Professor of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and Chair of PACS-Can, will give a talk titled "Is Peacekeeping Still for Chumps? Canada’s Tentative Re-engagement with UN Peace Operations" as part of Science for Peace's...read more
Gene Sharp, a lifelong advocate of nonviolent resistance, passed away on January 28 at age 90. He died at his home in East Boston, which also served as the office of the Albert Einstein Institution that Sharp founded 35 years ago. “Sharp devoted his life...read more