Why Peace Studies?
Why study peace? Because...
- Peace studies provides undergraduates with the opportunity to envision the world as it ought to be, rather than simply how it is.
- Peace studies equips students with the knowledge to understand the causes of violent conflict, develop nonviolent ways of addressing violence, and build peaceful, just societies.
- Peace studies links research and scholarship with policy and practice and challenges students to develop new and better ways of both thinking and acting.
- Peace studies deepens critical thinking and provides a useful framework for analyzing and understanding current events, global issues, and policy decisions. It gives students an additional perspective that sets them apart within the next generation of global leaders.
- Peace studies is an interdisciplinary program. It allows students to explore important topics and questions from a variety of academic perspectives that supplement the disciplinary training they gain from their major.
- Peace studies empowers students to combine their multiple intellectual interests with their personal ideals. They can shape their time at Notre Dame into a meaningful experience that prepares them for the work of building a better world.
To meet with the director of undergraduate studies, contact:
Associate Professor of Psychology and Peace Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
To learn more about the program or declare a major or minor in peace studies, email:
Anna K. Van Overberghe
Assistant Director for Academic Administration and Undergraduate Studies