As a research center at the Monterey Institute, we seek to provide holistic training to our students. To be future leaders of change in this world, our students will learn from a variety of sources. As such, our mission is:
To gather, disseminate, and act upon knowledge gained through:
(a) providing a platform where the voices of all, but especially those of the marginalized, oppressed, and unprivileged, are heard;
(b) exchanging information and ideas between the community of scholars and the community of practitioners working on issues of conflict and peace;
(c) supporting and participating in individual, community, institutional, and national efforts to end violence and build peace;
and thus, to better manage and resolve conflicts and simultaneously contribute to the furthering and strengthening of the field of conflict studies.