Peace & Conflict Studies

Welcome to the Peace & Conflict Studies Minor

The Peace and Conflict Studies Minor provides an interdisciplinary study of peace, war, international relations, and conflict resolution. It is designed for those interested in careers in adventure education, conflict resolution, management, public relations, organization work, and social work. The minor is designed to build analytical skills that can be applied to a range of situations. Specifically, students will become more familiar with positive and negative peace, nationalism, nation building, globalization, and conflict resolution strategies including negotiation and mediation.

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Sister Helen Prejean visits with PEAC 101 students on 10/21 to discuss the death penalty and social activism.

Albert Einstein Institute Executive Director Jamila Raqib visits with PEAC 101 students on 10/2 to discuss methods of nonviolent action. Hear an interview her.

Peace scholar David Cortright to visit FLC in March. He will visit PEAC 401 on 3/6, speak at Life-Long Learning series on 3/6 at 7 pm, and visit Sociology classes on Friday 3/7.

KDUR radio show documents work of FLC faculty engaged in activism and ending structural violence. Listen here: KDUR Making a Difference

Myanmar expert Priscilla Clapp visits PEAC 101 class on 10/3. See her report on Sustaining Myanmar's Transition.

PEAC Minor students host fundraiser/silent auction for orphanage in Tanzania: Friday 2/22 from 6-9 pm at the DSNGRR Train Museum.

ANTH 210:Intro to Sociocultural Anthropology now part of PEAC minor

Notre Dame faculty member Dr. Larissa Fast visits PEAC 101 to present on NGO security

Three former PEAC 401 students  discuss NGO work in Tanzania on KDUR

Community Conversations hosts fire panel and discussion at concert hall. Click here for notes:/Portals/85/Fire%20panel%20notes.pdf

July 4th Durango Herald article discusses positive peace and Gandhi in the FLC peace minor.

FLC faculty Drs. Erik Juergensmeyer, Pete McCormick, and Bill Mangrum attend Notre Dame Kroc Institute for Teaching Peace in the 21st Century

Two former  PEAC 401 students get summer employment as grant writers after strong semester project

Three former PEAC 401 students go to Africa to work for an orphanage

FLC student and peace and conflict studies minor Stella Dickson earns most valuable student  award

John Paul Lederach visits campus to speak on social healing and meet with PEAC students.. To see his entire presentation, click here.

Anthropology Professor Dr. David Kozak joins Peace faculty