Brandeis University

Program: Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies

Degree Minor
Country United States
State Massachusetts
City Waltham
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Contact Name Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies (PAX) Program
Phone (781) 736-2644

The focus of Brandeis’ Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program (PAX) focuses on how conflicts can be resolved nonviolently instead of violently—whether the conflicts are international, among groups and individuals, or even within the self. This emphasis supplements and intersects with the larger goal of ending war altogether. Our students examine the many meanings of “security,” study the nature of power and political participation, consider contrasts between war culture and peace culture, recognize differences between positive peace and negative peace, investigate the relationship between inner peace and outer peace, see the role the arts can play in analyzing war and promoting peace, and explore ways of addressing conflicts that honor the integrity of all parties involved.