Rethinking Peace Studies (RPS) is an academic initiative that seeks to rethink peace and conflict studies thru an interdisciplinary lens. RPS is made up of a series of three seminars and one culminating conference to be held over a three year period starting in 2014. RPS seminar participants are academics and practitioners with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. The project is global in scope, with seminars held in Japan, the United States, and Sri Lanka.

RPS is a partnership between the Japan ICU Foundation, International Christian University (Japan) and Rutgers University's Center for the Study of Genocide & Human Rights.