-- Linocut by Anna Oneglia
QUESTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE
PEACE STUDIES STUDENTS
Are you interested in cultivating compassion and developing the knowledge and skills to help build a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world?
Have you experienced—or can you imagine—the role of creativity and artistic process in transforming conflict?
Are you interested in exploring multiple points of view on complex public issues and building leadership skills?
Do you want to examine your own beliefs and actions as well as institutionalized forms of suffering, such as sexism, racism, militarism and environmental degradation?
Do you want to deepen your understanding of international affairs?
Are you interested in community-organizing, conflict transformation, restorative justice, gender studies, law, and human rights?
Do you value . . .
- service and experiential, community-based learning?
- collaboration and team work as well as independent thought and action?
Do you want to research . . .
- the spiritual and ethical foundations of nonviolent social movements across cultures?
- historical and contemporary case studies of individuals and social movements working to make a difference locally and globally?
Finally, do you want to integrate and apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world settings?
—Candace Walworth, Associate Professor, Peace Studies