Turning Research into Action for a Safer World 

The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding conducts research, advances education and organizes action to improve and expand citizen peacebuilding in the United States and around the world. The Center hosts lectures and conferences involving prominent citizen peacebuilders, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; trains local and international peacebuilding practitioners, including gang intervention workers; and facilitates peacebuilding efforts in conflict zones.

Since 1999, the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding has been working with ordinary citizens around the world to explore paths to peace and reconciliation, and share what we have learned.


We conduct and support research through fellowships, conferences and hands-on participation in citizen peacebuilding.

Kugelman Fellows
Ebadi Fellows
Peace Awards
Faculty Research
Publications and Conferences


We offer education through the University of California, Irvine and training in conflict resolution and nonviolence for diverse organizations, from gang prevention and intervention to international peacebuilding.

Gang Intervention Training
Undergraduate Certificate Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Annual Peace & Justice Week
Olive Tree Initiative


We encourage and support citizen peacebuilding in conflict zones around the globe.

Orange County Peacebuilding Network
Experiential Study Travel
Georgia Abkhazia Research
Past Programs

By integrating all three aspects, we promote knowledge about positive role models and foster constructive change.

The UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding is a member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Click here to download a KUCI radio interview with the center's co-director about the center's activities.


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