A A Email Print Share

Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

The certificate in conflict resolution and peace studies introduces students to the field of conflict transformation and provides students with the academic and practical tools needed to address issues of peace and justice. Specifically, the program:

• Introduces theoretical tools for the analysis of conflict;
• Offers training in the methods of conflict resolution;
• Imparts ethical, moral, and philosophical insights into the process of creating peaceful social change;

The program includes considerations of mediation, nonviolence, international social movements, non-governmental organizations, human rights, ethnic politics, international negotiation, post-conflict justice and reconciliation, and comparative social change.

To receive the certificate you must earn 18 credits (6 courses) including:

• PLCR 531, Theories of Conflict
• PLCR 532, Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution
• PLCR 533, Nonviolent Social Change
• PLCR 534, Community Organizing and Social Movements

Any two of the following courses:
• PLCR 512, Arab-Israeli Conflict
• PLCR 536, International Conflict: Negotiation and Mediation
• PLCR 537, War in Literature and Film
• PLCR 519, Ethnic Conflict: Politics and Policy
• PLCR 513, Human Rights: Politics and Policy
• PLCR 555, Psychology of Peace and Conflict
• PLCR 541, Health Care Ethics,
• PLCR 573, Religion, Politics/Policy
Other courses by petition to the Policy Center's Curriculum Committee, at least one month prior to the start of the semester in which the course is proposed to be taken.

You may earn the certificate by itself or in conjunction with another graduate program, for example, in business or law.