The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) was founded in 1996 as an independent think-tank by former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer PR Chari and Major General (Retd) Dipankar Banerjee to develop an alternative framework for peace and security in South Asia and the extended neighbourhood. It aims to bring policy-relevant research into scholarly and public debate through an emphasis on events, capacity building of the next generation of thought leaders, and media and online outreach. Its research and policy recommendations do not subscribe to any particular political view or interest.
RESEARCH & PROGRAMMES
DISCUSSIONS, REVIEWS & CONFERENCES
NEW ISSUES, YOUNG VOICES
COMMITMENT TO INDEPENDENCE
IPCS faculty includes its research staff, Executive Committee, Governing Council, Distinguished Fellows, and Visiting Fellows, variously responsible for setting the yearly agenda, academic stewardship, and research.
partners & networks
As part of its research, IPCS closely interacts with a wide range of governments, militaries, institutions as well as policy and academic peers, both Indian and foreign. Some of IPCS past and current collaborations and networks include the following: