Peace Science Digest

The Peace Science Digest provides analysis and access to the top research in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Published monthly, we aim to provide a mutually beneficial link between the field’s academic community and its practitioners, the media, public policy-makers and other possible beneficiaries.

The Peace Science Digest is formulated to enhance awareness of literature addressing the key war prevention issues of our time by making available an organized, condensed and comprehensible analysis—creating a resource for the practical application of the field’s academic knowledge.


Bridging the gap between theory and practice

The research and theory needed to guide peace workers to produce more enduring and positive peace, not only more peace studies, have come to stay. Bridging the gap between the peace movement moralism and foreign policy pragmatism is a major challenge facing everyone who seeks to achieve peace on Earth. (Johan Galtung and Charles Webel)


Peace and Conflict Studies (henceforth: Peace Science) has emerged as an academic discipline with its own graduate programs, handbooks, research tools, theories, associations, journals and conferences. As with most scientific communities, the slow migration of academic knowledge into practical application becomes a limiting factor of a field’s growth, impact and overall effectiveness of its practitioners. The expanding academic field of Peace Science continues to produce high volumes of significant research that often goes unnoticed by practitioners, the media, public policy-makers and other possible beneficiaries. This is unfortunate, because Peace Science ultimately should inform the practice on how to bring about peace.

To address this issue, the War Prevention Initiative has created the Peace Science Digest as a way to disseminate top selections of research and findings from the field’s academic community to the many beneficiaries.

Published monthly, the Peace Science Digest is formulated to enhance awareness of literature addressing the key issues of our time by making available an organized, condensed and comprehensible summary of this important research as a resource for the practical application of the field’s current academic knowledge.

Please stay tuned for more as we move into this exploratory project!