• Job Vacancy – Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is looking for one Personal Assistant to the Executive Director. The primary function of this role is to strengthen the effectiveness of the Executive’s daily operations through the provision of administrative and information management support.. Click here for more information.

    Job Vacancy – Personal Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Commemoration of the Paris Peace Accords

    The 23rd of October, 2014, marks the 23rd anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords. On this day, the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to share a commemorative speech delivered by CPCS Director, Emma Leslie, from an event held in Phnom Penh to celebrate this landmark of peace in Cambodian history. Click here for more information.

    Commemoration of the Paris Peace Accords
  • Call for Papers– Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference 2014

    APPLICATION CLOSING DATE EXTENDED – We are pleased to share with you the call for applications for this year’s Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference that will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 5-7 December 2014. The conference will focus on peace infrastructures in Asia. Click here for more information.

    PPRC 2014 Concept Note
    PPRC_2014 Application Form

    Call for Papers– Peace Practitioners’ Research Conference 2014
  • Portraits of Diversity

    A series of video portraits featuring individuals that represent Myanmar’s different religious communities and highlight the kinds of inter-faith connections and engagement that take place naturally around the country.

    Dr Khin Win Kyu
    U Tayzar Dipati
    U Aye Lwin
    U Nay Win
    Saw Poe Kwar

    Portraits of Diversity
  • Struggle for Peace Editorial

    Making war is often easier than making peace. After decades of violent conflict, the possibility of peace, even if it is distant and fragile, raises numerous questions and doubts. – Nerea Bilbatua

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    Struggle for Peace Editorial
  • ACTS 2015–Call for Applications

    CPCS invites applications to it’s Applied Conflict Transformation Master’s Course Programme 2015.
    Click on the below link for more information:

    Call for Applications

    ACTS 2015–Call for Applications
Listening to Communities – Karen (Kayin) State

Conversations with over 100 people from all walks of life across Karen (Kayin) State in Myanmar took place to better understand different views on the peace process and the current needs of their communities. Employing listening methodology as the primary research method, analysis pulled out common and reoccurring themes in the minds of those who participated. This publication raises their voices and draws upon the insight and wisdom of people directly affected by ongoing conflict and the Myanmar peace process.
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Struggle for Peace:
The 25 year journey of the ABSDF

A historical examination of the ABSDF and their experience of armed struggle in Myanmar. This publication follows the journey of the group from protesting students, to armed revolutionaries to their involvement in the ongoing peace process in the country.
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Listening to Voices:
Myanmar Foot Soldiers

Analysing the peace process in Myanmar from the perspective of foot soldiers from some of the country’s non-state armed groups, this publication elevates the needs and concerns of this critical stakeholder in moving towards a democratic Myanmar.
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The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies’
Annual Report 2013

This report provides a comprehensive overview of CPCS’ programs and activities for the year of 2013.
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Peace work of this kind is a matter for heroes. By hero, I mean one who has come far on the path of breaking free from confusion. Heroes are capable of separating themselves out of the work they do. They do not mistake recognition for self worth or criticism for hostility or competition – nor their insights for political or social power, their contribution to transformation with saving the world, their feelings of guilt for motivation. They do not confuse empathy with disenfranchisement of others, and they are able to laugh about themselves, to cry with others and to say ‘no’ when it is necessary, although unpopular. –Dietrich, W. (2013). Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational Shift in Peace Politics. (W. Sützl, & V. Hindley, Trans.) New York: Palgrave Macmillian. Pg 13