Peace and Conflict Studies

What is Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)?


Find out how peace is built in complicated situations around the world by connecting theory and practice. Learn from professors and renowned specialists in peacebuilding who have worked in the field. Gain skills and experience through an internship either locally or internationally. Choose courses from a wide variety of university departments and programs to tailor your program towards your own area of interest within the study of peace and justice in a program that recognizes equal value in both the concrete techniques and the theories of peaceful social change.

Who are PACS graduates?

PACS graduates have gone into many careers and used their training in different ways.

To learn more about what students can do after they graduate from PACS, check out our alumni profiles.

  1. Dec. 14, 2017December Alumni Profile: Kenny HildebrandKenny Hildebrand

    "I’m learning things in law school about alternative dispute methods that I already knew coming into this degree, so I can go even deeper with the content. I can ask more questions because I have that foundational knowledge"

  2. Dec. 13, 2017Ethics of Peacebuilding article by PACS Professor Reina Neufeldt featured on Oxford Research Encyclopedia siteReina Neufeldt

    PACS Professor, faculty member, and leading researcher of Reflective Peacebuilding, Reina Neufeldt published an article titled 'Ethics of Peacebuilding' in November 2017.

  3. Nov. 22, 2017PACS Special Topics Winter 2018special topics

    Upcoming in Winter 2018 are two exciting special topics courses for students!

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