About the Program
Housed in the School of International Service at American University, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) is a program concerned with understanding the causes of war and organized violence, developing strategies for resolving conflict, and constructing conditions for peace. Peace, in this context, encompasses social justice and human rights, political pluralism, cultural diversity, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution and transformation.
IPCR faculty members combine a wealth of field experience, teaching excellence, and scholarship. With a strong emphasis on the blending of theory with practice, peace studies with conflict resolution, and always with a search for alternatives to violence, IPCR stands apart as a reputable and unique academic and professional training program. In addition to the graduate degree programs, the undergraduate concentration, the certificate program and the practical hands-on institutes, there are many related opportunities on and off campus including the Center for Peacebuilding and Development and the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace.