About

Working at the nexus between research and practice, the Peace Accords Matrix Project is comprised of researchers and practitioners seeking to promote and facilitate a higher order of integration between these domains. The PAM project is home to the largest existing collection of implementation data on intrastate peace agreements. PAM team members regularly provide research support to on-going peace processes on issues of peace agreement design and implementation.

The PAM database is a unique source of qualitative and quantitative longitudinal data on the implementation of 34 Comprehensive Peace Agreements (CPAs) negotiated between 1989 and 2012. The population of agreements is ‘comprehensive’ in two dimensions: (1) the major parties to the conflict were involved in the negotiations that led to the written agreement; and (2) the substantive issues underlying the conflict were included in the negotiations.

The PAM team consists of faculty members and associates of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

John Paul Lederach is senior strategist and practitioner

David Cortright is program manager

Madhav Joshi is associate director of PAM and principle researcher

Jason Quinn is principal researcher

Francisco Diez provides mediation support in Latin America

Borja Paladini is barometer project coordinator

Laurel Stone is program coordinator

Elise Ditta is research technician

Peter Wallensteen and Erik Melander are research advisers

 

 

Acknowledgments: The Peace Accords Matrix database was originally conceived by John Darby, Professor of Comparative Ethnic Conflict at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies from 1999 until his death in 2012. PAM has received financial support from the United States Institute of Peace and the National Science Foundation.