Peace & Conflict Resolution
The minor allows students to examine the causes and prevention of war, as well as the nature of violence, including social oppression, discrimination, and marginalization. Students also learn peace-making strategies to overcome persecution and transform society to attain a more just and equitable international community.
Point of Pride
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies program fosters campus-community connections and awards the Community Peace Prize annually to a resident of Bloomington-Normal who has a strong track record of leadership and community service.
Why study Peace & Conflict Resolution?
The inquiry encompasses micro and macro perspectives. At the micro end of the spectrum, students investigate nonviolent ethics and conflict management; inner, aesthetic, and spiritual peace; interpersonal communication and relations; inter group relations; and diversity and gender issues. At the macro level, students explore the dynamics of international conflict, as well as approaches to peace and world order; ethnic and socioeconomic justice; multiculturalism; renewable economics; and biodiversity.
Applications for the Peace & Conflict Resolution minor are always being accepted.