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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Peace & Conflict Studies

IAU is pleased to announce the implementation of a ten unit Peace & Conflict Studies Program offered for the Summer Session. The Peace & Conflict Studies Program focuses on the need to understand divided societies and the ethical dilemmas surrounding conflict analyses and resolution around the globe.


The Peace & Conflict Studies Program at IAU emphasizes constructive and creative reflection, analyses and mediation of conflicts around the globe. Special emphasis will be placed on how representation plays a key role in the construction of perceptions of conflicted societies in the global media. Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical and concrete methods necessary for the intervention and resolution of conflicts around the world through strategic and diplomatic efforts. Students in this program will attain a Certificate in Peace & Conflict Studies.

Questions or inquiries can be directed to Dr. Leigh Smith, Director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.