Institute of Religion, Culture & Peace

The Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace is located at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It houses the Southeast Asia Studies Program, and is closely associated with the Southeast Asia Studies program.  IRCP conducts regular events about peace studies, understanding across cultural and religious lines, and  through interfaith dialogue.

The Department of Peace Studies at Payap University, which is the academic home for the PhD program in Peacebuilding.  Inquiries about the PhD program are welcomed.  Please email Dr. Tony Waters, Director of IRCP at, or Dr. Suchart Setthamalinee, Chair of the Department of Peace Studies, at and Dr. Le Ngoc Bich Ly, Faculty member of the Peacebuilding Program, at

Events are announced on this page, and the Facebook Page for IRCP, Payap University.

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