Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute for Peace and Conflict at Texas Tech University is to enhance and expand critical research, creative scholarship, and classroom teaching in the fields of war and society, global peacemaking, conflict resolution, and society’s response to such efforts. IPAC will host conferences and events, support graduate student research, and promote international cooperation and collaboration with students, faculty, and other organizations who share our vision and mission to better understand these important events and issues. Please be sure to check our events page for information about our upcoming events, to include our April 2017 Conference: 1967 and the Search for Peace.

Faculty Fellows Program

The newly-created Institute for Peace and Conflict invites applications for our faculty fellows program for spring 2017. We are interested in attracting applications from faculty in a wide variety of disciplines across the university whose work touches on the themes of peace and conflict, broadly defined. Fellows will be eligible for up to $1200 of funding (to be spent by August 2017) to facilitate travel to conferences that address the theme of peace and conflict, or to otherwise enhance our resources and reputation for the study of peace and conflict at Texas Tech. In exchange, we ask that you allow us to list you as a faculty fellow on our website, write a brief (500-1000 words) profile of your work for our newsletter, and make yourself available either to guest lecture on your area of expertise in one of our strategic studies classes or (if appropriate) to serve as a commentator or chair for a panel at the Vietnam Center’s spring conference, “1967: The Search for Peace,” to be held April 28-29 in Lubbock. Applications are due by February 1, 2016. Completed forms, along with any questions, should be directed to Justin Hart (justin.hart@ttu.edu)
Click here for application form.