The Peace and Conflict Studies program addresses the causes of conflict and methods to build peace. It draws on a variety of disciplines, including cultural studies, criminal justice, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, economics and sociology, to address the field’s central questions:
- What are the causes and conditions that generate and sustain violent and nonviolent conflict?
- What are the principles and methods for the resolution of violent and nonviolent conflict?
- What are the norms, practices and institutions for building peace?