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Peace & Conflict Resolution

The minor allows students to examine the causes and prevention of war, as well as the nature of violence, including social oppression, discrimination, and marginalization. Students also learn peace-making strategies to overcome persecution and transform society to attain a more just and equitable international community.

Why Study Peace & Conflict Resolution?

The inquiry encompasses micro and macro perspectives. At the micro end of the spectrum, students investigate nonviolent ethics and conflict management; inner, aesthetic, and spiritual peace; interpersonal communication and relations; inter group relations; and diversity and gender issues. At the macro level, students explore the dynamics of international conflict, as well as approaches to peace and world order; ethnic and socioeconomic justice; multiculturalism; renewable economics; and biodiversity.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications for the Peace & Conflict Resolution minor are always being accepted.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone Note
Janet Claus  340 Fell Hall  (309) 438-7604  Minor Advisor 
Noha Shawki  403B Schroeder Hall  (309) 438-3861  Co-Director 
Dawn Beichner  439 Schroeder Hall  (309) 438-8278  Co-Director