Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences


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What We Do

Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is a department within the School of Health and Human Sciences.

We focus on conflict transformation and management. We also address building peaceful and just social systems, communities, and societies by educating students and engaging with policymakers and the broader community in creating the context for positive conflict transformation.

For general inquiries please email us at For more information regarding the graduate programs please contact Ali Askerov, Director of Graduate Study, at  For more information regarding the undergraduate programs please contact Jeremy Rinker, Director of Undergraduate Study, at

Issue of the Departmental Journal!

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We are pleased to announce that Volume Two of The Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis has just been released! In this second volume, a special issue entitled “Refugees: Discourses of Displacement, Conflict, & Peace” you will find innovative thoughts on the current refugee crisis from professors, students, and friends of the PCS Department. This volume’s focus on refugees exemplifies the broad interdisciplinary reach of peace and conflict studies theory and practice.

This special issue is the direct result of the co-editors and some of their students participating in the 2017 Global Communications Association Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina (April 6th – 8th, 2017). Almost a year later we are pleased to see this work come out in press despite of the fact that a year on, the refugee crisis unfortunately continues to dominate the news headlines. The works contained in this second volume and special issue aim to deconstruct and illuminate ongoing issues that refugee communities face, while also exploring the conflict generative discourse around refugees as ‘alien others.’