Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF LAW AND POLITICAL SCIENCE | Department of Government and International Relations | Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies | NDU

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Academic and professional programs in Peace and Conflict Studies have grown in number considerably over the last decades. These programs are key in giving students the necessary skills and credentials to enroll in a Master’s program in conflict resolution, work as crisis management experts, activists, mediators, etc., widen their horizons, become active members in peace and justice-related organizations, and contribute to the many existing peace and conflict journals. In addition to helping broaden the students’ academic horizons and increase their employment opportunities, universities in Lebanon have the social responsibility to introduce them to the concepts of peace and justice and provide them with the skills to act on those principles. Lebanon remains a conflict zone with few grassroots initiatives aimed at managing its disputes. The absence of grassroots inventiveness is the consequence of a shortage in conflict resolution trainings and programs. The powerlessness of its youth in the face of conflict leads Lebanon to despair, and increases both the country’s dependency on the ruling class and the rate at which young minds emigrate. NDU is committed to building a qualified peace taskforce and to take the lead in shaping Lebanon’s future conflict resolvers.

The minor is a collaboration of multiple disciplines, enabling a comprehensive and original understanding with which to address the topics of peace and war.

The minor in Peace and Conflict Studies would be of particular benefit to students in the following majors and fields of study:

  1. 1.Primarily in Education, Sociology, Economics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, and other social sciences.

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