Pierre Elliott Trudeau Centre
for Peace and Conflict Studies
aims to be a world leader in peace and conflict research as well as the world's
best school for young peacemakers.
The Centre will achieve these
research that focuses on the root causes of violence and on methods to
reduce its prevalence.
a select group of undergraduates — drawn from Canada
and around the world — the practical knowledge they need to advance the
cause of peace.
The Centre's scholars work within and beyond
the traditional purview of international affairs, studying interstate war as
well as major conflict inside countries, including revolution, insurgency,
ethnic strife, guerrilla war, terrorism, and genocide. They seek to identify,
especially, the underlying causes of this strife, from poverty, resource
scarcity, and weapons proliferation to competing claims for justice and
failures of foreign-policy decision making.
By offering its students a wide range of
programs for their intellectual and professional development as peacemakers,
including unparalleled opportunities to undertake their own research, the
Centre aims to produce graduates with the character, idealism, and skills to
change the world.