Students at UMass Lowell are undertaking a wide variety of research in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. In their research, they are studying:
- The causes of genocide in Rwanda from a psychological and sociocultural perspective.
- The role of peace and protest music in anti-war movements during two periods of war in America: the Vietnam War (1963-1975), and the Afghanistan/Iraq Wars (2001-2011).
- Coexistence programs that deal with collective narratives in the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
- The roots of corruption in Haiti.
- The aftermath of the civil war in Liberia and the role women played in bringing peace.
- Whether after-school programs in Lowell reduce teen delinquency and violence.
- Effectiveness of PTSD treatment for returning veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The following students presented their research papers (PDF format) at international and national conferences.
Class of 2014
- Suyheang Kry, Poor Land Related Development Practice: A Challange to Building Sustainable Peace in Cambodia
Class of 2013
Class of 2012