The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) is a creative hub for cutting-edge academic and policy research. The Center advances international understanding on peacemaking through its unique research on critical issues such as identity based conflicts and nationalism; the role of NGOs in mediation processes; the nexus between humanitarianism, development and peacebuilding; and diplomacy across cultural norms. Our productive members published books with Columbia University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Wilson Center Press and other leading international publishers. Their recent journal articles appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and other high impact journals. Our core members are regular contributors of policy and opinion articles in major think tanks and media outlets, such as Foreign Policy, New York Times, Washington Post, Social Science Research Council and many others.