The Gregg Centre for the Study of War & Society
UNB’s Milton F. Gregg Centre is a national centre of excellence for the study of war and society. Its goal is to increase understanding of the cause, course, and consequence of armed conflict.
The Gregg Centre is housed in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
Research conducted at the Gregg Centre builds on more than four decades of expertise in the study of modern war. In the 1970s UNB developed an innovative and academically rigorous approach to teaching and writing military history. In 1980, UNB established Canada's first research centre and scholarly journal devoted to the study of terrorism and low intensity conflict.
Today, the Gregg Centre remains committed to academic excellence and innovation in the study of one of humanity's most tragic and perplexing social activities, and to the notion that knowledge and understanding are the foundations of a better world.
Devoted to excellence in the study of war as a complex social phenomenon, the Gregg Centre is internationally recognized for its graduate program, undergraduate and graduate teaching, public outreach, popular and scholarly publications, and its expertise in all aspects of modern conflict.
The Gregg Centre supports two regular conference series:
- Each autumn, the Gregg Centre partners with the Combat Training School at CFB Gagetown to deliver its Annual Fall Conference on topics related to the modern military.
- The Gregg Centre also partners with reserve units and other conflict studies centres across the Atlantic Provinces to deliver the Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium.
In addition to these regular conference series, the Gregg Centre has partnered with local and international organizations and institutions to deliver special conferences, such as the 4th Annual Women in International Security Conference in May 2011 and The War of 1812: An International Conference Commemorating New Brunswick's Role in September 2012.
Some of the Gregg Centre’s other specialties and offerings include:
- Internationally recognized faculty specializing in peacekeeping, modern stability building, terrorism, intelligence, and military and naval history
- A broad-based interdisciplinary program
- Innovative teaching, including study tours, field trips and contact with modern armed forces
- The Canadian Army Project, the only civilian academic research project focused on the modern Canadian Army
- The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, a model for heritage preservation, outreach and publications on local history