The Peace and Conflict Innovations Lab—PACIS—promotes interdisciplinary research and education on conflict processes, peace building, and security policy.
The lab hosts two research projects supported by the Minerva Research Initiative—the Resources and Conflict project and the Displace, Return, and Reconstruct project. In collaboration with the University of South Carolina, it also organizes the Carolinas Conflict Consortium, a workshop where faculty and graduate students present research on peace and conflict.
It hosts an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, supported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The center of excellence provides academic and experiential learning opportunities on security and intelligence in collaboration with Johnson C. Smith University, South Carolina State University, and Winston-Salem State University.
The PACIS Lab also organizes the Robert G. Fowler, Jr. Esquire Scholarship. The Fowler Scholarship supports students interested in international affairs, law, and public policy.