• Ms. Castleberry speaking at the opening of the Castleberry Peace Institute.

  • Participants of the 2013 UNT Research Experience for Undergraduates in “Conflict Management and Peace Science” funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • UNT students and faculty with Vivian Castleberry at the Annual Peacemakers Luncheon in Fall 2012.

  • Congratulations to Angela Nichols and Christine Balarezo on placing second and third, respectively, in the Graduate Student Global Research Competition!

Welcome

In 2010, the University of North Texas (UNT) became the home of the Castleberry Peace Institute (CPI), the first peace research institute in the state of Texas. The Castleberry institute is devoted to cutting edge peace science research that advances our understanding of why conflicts occur, how they can be brought to an earlier and less destructive end, and what can be done to build a more durable peace in the aftermath of armed conflict.

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Valerie Hudson to speak on her book, "Sex and World Peace."

Valerie Hudson, co-author of "Sex and World Peace," professor and the George H. W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will give a lecture at the University of North Texas on the... Read More...

Leaders in Peace Research

A recent article in UNT’s Research Magazine featured the Castleberry Peace Institute, the peace science projects being conducted by faculty and graduate students at CPI. The article also provides an overview of the institute’s history,... Read More...

Purveyors of Peace

In a recent article in UNT’s magazine The North Texan, graduates of UNT’s Political Science doctoral program were highlighted for introducing human rights and peace studies into the curriculum of universities across the state, the nation, and... Read More...

Willingham Scholarship

In January of 2013, Regina Willingham, a UNT alumna who went on to earn a Master’s degree from the United Nations’ University for Peace in Costa Rica, established the Willingham Peace Studies Scholarship with a generous donation. That endowment... Read More...