World Peace University Peace Research Centre Nicosia
WPU-PERCEN’s work is focused on analysing international, internal, and interethnic conflicts and more pervasive structural and cultural forms of violence.
The Centre will take a broad interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Human Geography, Education Science, Gender Studies, and Postcolonial Studies.
PRCN’s mission is to facilitate research, disseminate knowledge on the causes and escalation of violence and conflicts, and the identification of the conditions necessary for their de-escalation and peaceful resolution.
Central research topics include:
• Interstate and intrastate conflicts
• International organisations, international law, and democratic governance
• The role of non-state violent actors in contemporary conflicts
• Radicalization, extremism, and political violence
• Post-conflict peacebuilding, local peace constituencies, and non-state intercommunal mediators
• Globalization, international political economy, and the emergence of war economies
• Peace journalism
• Peace Education
• Reconciliation and post-conflict trauma
Centre Director; Assist. Prof. Dr. Emine Eminel Sülün
What we do:
The activities of the Centre are:
• Organizing panels, workshops, and conferences regularly.
• Organizing training seminars for young researchers from the field, participants from the private sector, non-governmental organisations, and international organisations.
• Providing internship opportunities for graduate students and young academics in related fields.
• Preparing short reports on current issues of global politics.
• Cooperating with similar research centres and institutes in Cyprus and worldwide.
• Preparing and executing projects.