Peace & Conflict Studies

According to the University for Peace, a treaty organization of the United Nations, a Peace and Conflict Studies degree constitutes a “grouping of programs that affiliate, interrelate and synergize around core themes and perspectives in conflict analysis and the challenges to peacebuilding.” Such programs aim to provide a “critical understanding and analysis of root causes of conflicts and violence in diverse local, national, global and societal contexts, while specifically focusing on various dimensions, strategies, sectors, institutions and levels of conflict resolution and transformation to build a peaceful world.”