In an infinitely complex world, the causes of conflict in global and local politics are intricate and the pathways to peace are contested.  
 
The community of peace and conflict studies (PACS) researchers within the School of Political Science and International Studies leads cutting-edge work on these contemporary challenges   Our studies examine how formalised state militaries and non-state militias engage in conflict, multilateral institutions' contributions to conflict management, indigenous as well as gendered perspectives on conflict and peacebuilding, the evolving nature of humanitarian responses to conflict and insecurity, and media representations of war and peace.  Our research comprises active in-country field work and the development of collaborative research partnerships in countries which span Oceania, West Africa and South-East Asia as well as communities closer to home in Australia.

We host one of only six Rotary Peace Centres worldwide and the world’s first Global Media Lab for the monitoring and evaluation of contemporary conflicts. We are also proud to host the Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibility to Protect (APR2P), funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
 
  • Causes of Violent Conflict
  • Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide
  • Prevention of Conflict
  • Non-violence
  • Gender
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Just War tradition
  • Laws of War
  • Post-conflict Reconstruction
  • Peace-building
  • Political Theory

 

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  • Professor Alexander Bellamy

    Director Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Director, Asia Pacific Centre
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Roland Bleiker

    Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Morgan Brigg

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Tim Dunne

    Pro-Vice Chancellor
    Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor
    Professor and Senior Researcher
    Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Dr Nicole George

    Chair Teaching & Learning Committee
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

    Associate Director Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs (On Special Studies Leave Sem 2, 2018)
    Assoc Director, Grad Centre (G&IS)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Marianne Hanson

    Integrity Officer
    Reader
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Emma Hutchison

    UQ Post Doctoral Research Fellow
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sebastian Kaempf

    (Acting) Director of Research Training for Higher Degree Research
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Noel Morada

    Director (Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building) Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Director (Regional)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Christian Reus-Smit

    Chair of International Relations, Chair Research Committee
    Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sarah Teitt

    Deputy Director Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Deputy Director Asia Pacific Centre
    School of Political Science and International Studies