Peace and Conflict Studies

Department faculty and students engage in a wide-range of peace and conflict activities, including academic research, policy-related application, training, and activism. Their involvement covers diverse settings such as international peacekeeping in Egypt and Palestine, post-conflict reconstruction in Mali and Darfur, to local efforts in reducing and preventing violence in Syracuse neighborhoods. Institutions that have supported or sponsored faculty and student activities include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United States Institute of Peace, the Near East Foundation, the United States Army Peacekeeping and Stabilization Institute, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Interagency Framework for Coordination on Preventative Action, and the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight services.

We offer undergraduate and doctoral training in peace and conflict studies, providing courses on peace, war, and security, culture and disputing, negotiation, peacekeeping, and intercultural conflict and communication, among others.