Peace Studies Program

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The Peace Studies program encourages students to explore the multiple meanings of peace, the relationship between peace and conflict, and the role of peace on local and global levels. The program provides students the opportunity to examine peace in its philosophical and religious dimensions, as an important aspect of international affairs, and as a vital part of social, economic, and environmental justice. Housed within the Department of Religion, the Peace Studies program emphasizes the role of world religions in peace building and conflict resolution.

See the Peace Studies Program's page for more information on the program. 

An Active Peace

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Students explore more than six centuries of peace and conflict in George Washington’s Peace Studies Program.