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Author: George Lopez
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Introduction to Peace Studies" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This course surveys: (1) the major causes of deadly conflict around the world; (2) various definitions of “peace” and the conditions under which it occurs and is sustained; and (3) the style and comparative success of various strategies such as building peace movements and nonviolent social change as ways to achieve peace.
Dove in flight

Introduction to Peace Studies

Professor George Lopez, Ph.D.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure: Two 75-minute classes per week

Prerequisites: None

Photo adapted from "War and Peace", 2006, by smile4camera. Some rights reserved.

Course Description

This course surveys: (1) the major causes of deadly conflict around the world; (2) various definitions of “peace” and the conditions under which it occurs and is sustained; and (3) the style and comparative success of various strategies such as building peace movements and nonviolent social change as ways to achieve peace.
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