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I am delighted to introduce a new and innovative Graduate (Masters) Program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Beaver College, Philadelphia, PA.  The program offers candidates an opportunity to be trained in a broad range of fields, including contending approaches to international peace and conflict resolution, public international law, the techniques and practices of negotiations and mediation, the protection of human rights, the role of the media in conflict resolution, the international and national protection refugees, as well as international diplomacy and economics.  The most outstanding feature of the program is its emphasis on an inter-disciplinary approach to conflict settlement and prevention in a volatile international environment.  Candidates will have the additional benefit of being exposed to a multitude of new teaching technologies, including the Internet, video-conferencing, etc.  Moreover, candidates will spend the second year abroad and both pursue a program of studies at a partner university and gain practical knowledge through field work.  Thus, the program is tailored to develop candidates' skills as mediators and negotiators and to let them gain first-hand knowledge of different cultures and their approaches to conflict and peace.  For further information, please visit our web-page at  Program brochures as well as application forms and additional information about Beaver College are also available via air mail.  Alexander H. E. Morawa, S.J.D., Deputy Program Director, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, Beaver College, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; Tel.  (215) 572-2118, Fax.  (215) 572-2126, E-Mail:

 The 2000 edition of "Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs" is available from COPRED, c/o ICAR, MSN 4D4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.  Send a check for $35 (includes shipping) payable to COPRED.  Another directory of peace studies programs is on-line at  Syllabi for university courses on peace studies, war, violence, international relations, conflict resolution, human rights, and related topics are on-line at <>.  The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management has a website with activity guides for elementary, middle, and high school levels.  The site includes a variety of additional peace education resources.  Go to <> and click on "schools."

The Global Studies Program "Changes in Global Society" - A PROPOSAL by The Minnesota-Stanford-Wisconsin MacArthur Consortium deals with inter-institutional collaboration for peace and global studies graduate studies.   

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DISTANCE AND RESIDENTIAL GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  Nova Southeastern University is the only university in the United States offering both a residential and distance doctoral degree in dispute resolution. The residential doctoral program is in its sixth year, the distance doctorate program is in its first year and our masters and graduate certificate programs are in their eight year. We admit approximately 12 doctoral students in the residential program, 20 doctoral students in the distance program and 40 masters students each year.The distance doctorate, Master of Science, and Graduate Certificate Programs employ an optimal combination of dynamic learning models and flexible interactive media (i.e., week-long institutes on campus; on-line seminars; and individualized studies) so that mid-career working adults do not have to relocate for their graduate studies.  The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Department of Dispute Resolution is committed to academic excellence, social responsibility, cultural diversity, and reflective practice in the field of peacemaking and conflict resolution. It takes a holistic, learner-centered approach, encouraging students and professional to define and shape their intellectaul and practice paths in a creative, rigorous, informed, and structured fashion. NSU has a fine national reputation for its innovative academic programs.  Our program and faculty are very electic and unique in their approaches to the study and practice of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Some of the areas that my colleagues are interested in include: children and conflict, education and conflict resolution, cross cultural conflict, environmental conflict  resolution, ethnic and community conflicts, family conflict, gender and conflict, international conflict resolution, peacebuilding, public policy, reconciliation, and violence prevention. Also, our student body is diverse representing over twenty five different states and fifteen countries overseas.  People wishing to receive a description of our programs and an admissions application should refer to our webpage to download the appropriate information. Otherwise, people who would like to receive a description of our programs and an information package may call the program toll-free at 1-800-262-7978 or email Carmen Arango at If you have any questions about the masters program, please feel free to call Dr. Marcia Sweedler, the program Director at 1-800-262-7978 or 954-262-3019.  I would be happy to talk with you regarding the distance and residential doctoral programs. You can reach me at 1-800-262-7978 or 954-262-3026.  Sean Byrne, PhD; Director of Doctoral Studies, Department of Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern University  3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33324, USA.  Phone: (954) 262-3026 Fax: (954) 262-3968 email: Web site:

University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia has a Peace & Community Development Studies program (M.A. & PhD) offered in distance mode. The wepage is at .  The Centre for Peace Studies offers Peace and Community Development units which provide a specialization within the Bachelor of Professional Studies and Master of Professional Studies offered at the University of New England. The Peace and Development Studies Program is well established and is designed specifically forprofessionals employed or involved in the international aid, development, and peacemaking/ peacebuilding fields, as well as those working in similar domestic arenas. The program offers participants the opportunity to combine a solid theoretical background with their own practical experience, and to undertake further research (at masters or doctoral level) to contribute new knowledge to the field of Peace Studies.  For more information contact:  Dr Rebecca Spencer, Centre for Peace Studies, Faculty of Education, Health & Professional Studies, University of New England, Armidale NSW Australia 2351; Phone +61 2 6773 5095; Fax: +61 2 6773 3350; Email:    The University of New England is one of only three universities worldwide where a traditional doctorate can be undertaken in Peace Studies

Prof. Betty A. Reardon, Ed.D., Peace Education Center, Teachers College #171, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA




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