The Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies and Diplomacy was established in June 2016 under the auspices of the University of Seychelles as an independent, international hub for the study of peace and diplomacy. This is an ambitious and timely project that will add to the reputation of Seychelles as a peaceful nation making a further contribution to global society. The Centre will also support the university’s drive to develop niche areas of research and course opportunities.
Seychelles is a small island state located in the Indian Ocean and its geographical coverage extends across three spheres of influence – the Republic of Seychelles, the countries of the South-West Indian Ocean, and the African continent. Being a friend of other nations and a threat to none, Seychelles’ neutrality is a key consideration in establishing the Centre as a meeting place for learning, exchanging of ideas and experiences, and playing an active role in conflict resolution in the region.
The Centre is located at the Anse Royale campus of the University of Seychelles.