The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program Committee is comprised of faculty and students who help manage and guide the Program, including event planning, funding approval, and curricular initiatives.

Students interested in joining the Committee should submit a one page statement describing their interest in Peace and Conflict Studies, comments on any Peace and Conflict Studies events they have attended, and ideas for future initiatives or events. Applications should also include major (if declared); current year in college; a list of other on-campus organizations or committees you serve on; and plans for off-campus study. Applications are due on April 10, 2017. Applications should be sent by email to the program coordinator, Simone Sidwell.

Faculty Committee Members

Brigittine M. French

Professor of Anthropology

PACS Program Chair


Timothy Dobe

Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Kathy Kamp

Professor of Anthropology

Earl D. Strong Professor of Social Studies


Elizabeth J. Queathem

Lecturer of Biology


Gemma Sala

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Johanna Solomon

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Peace Studies


Student Committee Members

Deqa Aden ‘18

Michael Cummings ‘18

Desiree dos Santos da Mota ‘17

Maxwell Fenton ‘19

Michaela (Misha) Gelnarova `18

Emily Ricker ‘18

Nora Sahel ‘17

Sarojini Sapru ‘17


Simone Sidwell

Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies Program