Since 1983, the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) has generated innovative research into the causes of international conflict and cooperation. As a research unit serving the entire UC system, IGCC can build project teams from any of the ten UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories.
Founded by nuclear physicist Herbert F. York, IGCC’s original emphasis on security and nuclear nonproliferation remains at its core, but its agenda has broadened with time. Today, IGCC researchers study a wide range of topics involving the security, environmental, and economic policies that shape our ability to prevent conflict and promote cooperation.
Under the leadership of Director Tai Ming Cheung, IGCC’s work in its core areas is balanced by the recognition that evolving threats to global stability require exploration of nontraditional connections between and across disciplines and institutions. Projects in newly emerging fields such as cybersecurity, global health diplomacy, and infrastructure resiliency are complements to projects with a more traditional security focus.
IGCC is committed to educating the next generation of international problem-solvers and peacemakers through its research and teaching activities. The institute has provided more than 470 fellowships to UC graduate students.
Because of its commitment to informing policy debates, IGCC hosts regular events and fora in Washington, D.C. through its office at the UC Washington Center (UCDC).
To learn more about IGCC programs and projects, click to download the IGCC Year In Review 2012 (PDF).