The Scientific Council evaluates the quality of the research performed by the Peace Institute, gives the Board of Directors and the Scientific Secretariat advice on important trends in the issues of peace and security and can be consulted for the current research. The Scientific Council consists of the chairman of the Board of Directors, the director of the Peace Institute and eight national and foreign experts.
Alyson J.K. Bailes - Visiting professor International Relations at the University of Iceland. Ms Bailes is the Chairperson of the Scientific Council.
Prof. Dr. John Groom - Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent.
Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop - Director of the Security & Global Governance Programme at Egmont - the Royal Institute for International Relations - and co-ordinator of the Higher Studies in Security and Defence.
Prof. Dr. Mark Duffield - Professor of Development Politics at the University of Bristol.
Prof. Dr. Elise Féron - Senior Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent and the Brussels School of International Studies.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner - Professor of International Security at the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).
Prof. Dr. Elspeth Guild - Professor of European Immigration Law at the Radboud University Nijmegen and visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Prof. Dr. Antoon Vandevelde - Professor at the Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Dean of the Institute of Philosophy at the K.U. Leuven.