What is the International Peace Research Association?


The International Peace Research Association is a global network of academics. It was founded in 1964 and promotes peace by supporting national organisations, hosting conferences, publishing and supporting the publication of peace-promoting journals.

Refer to Peace and Justice Studies Association and Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association.

Neville Chamberlain showing the Anglo-German Declaration (the resolution) to commit to peaceful methods signed by both Hitler and himself, on his return from Munich on 30 September 1938.


The International Peace Research Association was founded in 1964 and is a global network of educators and researchers who collaborate on peace-building activities.

The association encourages national and international peace-building education and supports the dissemination of peace-promoting research.

The 2021-2023 co-secretaries generals are Christine Atieno and Matt Meyer.


The association organises a biannual conference, sponsors peace journals, and publishes a newsletter.

In 1973, it formed the Peace Education Commission, that identifies and describes the work of International Peace Research Association members.

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