Purdue Peace Project

The Purdue Peace Project (PPP) convenes everyday citizens to help them address immediate threats of violence in their communities. We continually monitor and evaluate our projects to maximize our impact. Then, we share our experience and best practices with practitioners and scholars around the world.

The PPP is a university-based political violence prevention initiative that does peacebuilding work in fragile states and conducts research to advance knowledge about political violence prevention at the local, community level.

   The Purdue Peace Project is known for:

    > Its data-driven, locally led approach to peacebuilding
    > Its evidence-based results in preventing political violence
    > Doing research and practice – and having impact in both areas

Check out the animation explaining PPP'S approach

Read the September 2016 Newsletter


Where in the world should we look for solutions to the American 'Divide'?

PPP Director Stacey Connaughton and Jessica Berns address the recent spate of U.S. violence.Originally published in Diplomatic Courier and featured by Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts.

The acute violence our country has experienced over the last months saddens us. The repeating cycle of injustice, intolerance, and retribution witnessed in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas is distressing and unacceptable...  Read More

FPB screen grabLiberia peaceful elections screen grab

Learn more about the PPP from local peacebuilder Jenkins K. Zay Zay, a former refugee who now works with the Liberia Pen-Pen Peace Network and the Purdue Peace Project.


Get an inside look at how the PPP is helping ensure that Liberians are able to participate in and benefit from peaceful election processes. 

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