College of the Holy Cross

Peace and Conflict Studies

Degree  Concentration
Location  Worcester, Massachusetts
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Contact Denis V. Kennedy | (508) 793-3716 | dkennedy@holycross.edu

Description

With a commitment to peace, students examine issues of national and international security and the common causes of conflict such as economic disparities and religious, ethnic, racial or gender discrimination. Students develop an understanding and awareness of the responsibility of citizenship in an age of nuclear weapons; regional, ethnic, and religious conflicts; environmental deterioration; and global economic interdependence. This responsibility to construct alternatives to war and violence and to foster a just and peaceful world is integral to personal development, education, and civic life. The Peace and Conflict Studies concentration enhances one’s capacity for global citizenship, whatever one’s major and whatever career one may choose.