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About IGCC

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through rigorous, policy-relevant research, training and engagement on international security, economic development and the environment. Established in 1982, IGCC convenes expert researchers across UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, along with U.S. and international policy leaders, to develop solutions and provide insights on the most profound global security challenges.

IGCC Leadership


IGCC experts lead multi-disciplinary research programs designed to inform policy and funds a student dissertation fellowship program.


IGCC introduces young scholars to policy issues through its summer programs and workshops.


IGCC engages policymakers, government officials and practitioners, through publications, public talks, workshops and briefings.

Herbert F. York

Our History

Founded by nuclear physicist Herbert F. York, IGCC’s original emphasis on security and nuclear nonproliferation remains at our core, but our agenda has broadened with time. 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.

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