American University – School of International Service

Program: International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Degree Master's
Country United States
State D.C.
City Washington
Website Click here to visit the website
Contact Name Hrach Gregorian - Program Director
Phone (202) 885-6698

The International Peace and Conflict Resolution program is the premier choice for those seeking careers related to conflict and peace. We prepare graduates to be peacebuilders in a wide variety of professional settings and political contexts. You will gain deep insight into the causes and impacts of war. You will learn the strategies and practices for resolving armed conflict and for preventing its resurgence, and you will learn to stand with populations impacted by war so that they can be collaborative agents of peaceful transformation. The program is committed to contributing to sustainable peace by addressing root causes and overt manifestations of violent conflict.

IPCR stands at the leading edge of innovative research and practice in conflict mitigation and peacebuilding. Our faculty and students often work together on projects that make a difference in the lives of vulnerable peoples.

The rigorous curriculum combines instruction from renowned practitioners, opportunities for internships and fieldwork, and the development of useful skills for a career in peacebuilding. Beyond building strong theoretical foundations, IPCR students learn practical approaches to peacebuilding, negotiation and mediation, reconciliation, and cross-cultural communication.