Think Spring (and Peace Studies)!

Author: Renée LaReau

What is the difference between peace and justice? How do Muslims around the globe view war and peace? What is the best way to shape public policy for international peace, in the United States and abroad? Students will consider these and many other questions during the 2014 spring semester (beginning Jan. 14) in nearly 60 courses related to peace and violent conflict.

Peace studies courses offered primarily to undergraduates include:

  • Protest and Rebellion (Patrick Regan)*
  • Civil Wars (Tanisha Fazal)
  • Nationalism in the Middle East (Asher Kaufman)
  • International Law (Emilia Justyna Powell)
  • U.S. Foreign Policy (Daniel Lindley)
  • U.S. National Security Policy (Michael Desch)
  • Peace vs. Justice (Jason Springs)
  • Jerusalem: Peace or Apocalypse? (Atalia Omer)
  • Catholicism and Politics (Daniel Philpott)
  • Psychology of Peace (Laura Miller)
  • Political Economy of International Development (Amitava Dutt)
  • Ethics, Law & International Conflict (Gerard F. Powers)

Peace studies courses offered primarily to master’s and Ph.D. students include:

  • Islamic Ethics of War & Peace (Rashied Omar)
  • Trauma and Peacebuilding (Susan St. Ville)
  • Organizational Leadership (Theresa Ricke-Kiely)
  • Policy Advocacy (David Cortright)
  • Approaches to Conflict Transformation (Bernard Mayer and Julie Macfarlane)
  • Ethnographic Methods for Peace Research (Catherine Bolten)
  • Dialogue Processes (Julie Macfarlane)
  • Qualitative Methods (Gary Goertz)
  • Peace Research Methods (Ernesto Verdeja)
  • International Institutions, Norms and Organizations (Gary Goertz)
  • Futures in Contention (Ann Mische)
  • Religion and Peacebuilding (Daniel Philpott)
  • Lament: A Theo-Political Exploration from an African Perspective (Emmanuel Katongole)

* Names in parentheses indicate faculty members teaching each course