Centers & Programs

Center for Preventive Action

The Center for Preventive Action (CPA) aims to help policymakers devise timely and practical strategies to prevent and mitigate armed conflict around the world, especially in places that pose the greatest risk to U.S. interests. It accomplishes this by commissioning in-depth reports, convening meetings of experts, and consulting with representatives of international organizations, civil society groups, corporations, and the media. The center also serves to inform the general public about threats to international peace and security by providing a reliable and regularly updated online source of information about ongoing conflicts.
70.8 million people are displaced by conflict worldwide
Center for Preventive Action

Program Experts

Program Director

Paul B. Stares

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action

Michelle Gavin

Senior Fellow for Africa Studies