The goal of the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute (PACSI) is to promote education, research and practice concerning peace and conflict issues, in both the UMass Lowell and greater-Lowell communities. We focus on

  • Conflicts at all levels—from local to national to global.
  • Social injustice (based on race, gender, economics, sexual orientation, etc.) and environmental degradation and their connections to conflicts and violence.
  • Positive alternatives to war and violence, such as conflict resolution—these are often best learned through participatory, "hands-on" activities.