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It is crucial to challenge the mainstream narrative controlled by war proponents, who work tirelessly to conceal nonviolent alternatives between going to war, or doing nothing at all. (Tom Hastings, Peace Scientist)

Peace Science

The research and theory needed to guide peace workers to produce more enduring and positive peace
Evidence based insights

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.

  • Success rate of nonviolent campaigns (1900-2006)

    (Chenoweth & Stephan, 2008)

  • Success Rate of Violent Campaigns (1900-2006)

    (Chenoweth & Stephan, 2008)

  • Decline in support for forceful counterterrorism efforts when alternatives are described as good, not poor

    (Hoffman et al., 2015)

Our Team

David Prater
David Prater
Communication Project Manager
David holds a Masters degree from Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution program, where he focused his research on Middle East conflicts and communicating the social and economic costs of war. David began his work with War Prevention Initiative as a research intern, and has since transitioned into a project management position working to develop a comprehensive communication strategy to promote nonviolent alternatives to conflict.
Patrick T. Hiller
Patrick T. Hiller
Executive Director, War Prevention Initiative
Patrickis a Conflict Transformation scholar, professor, on the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association, member of the Peace and Security Funders Group, and Director of the War Prevention Initiative of the Jubitz Family Foundation.

The way we talk about war and peace in the United States must be given serious consideration.