Peace and Conflict Studies Program

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In addition to our major projects, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program provides continuing coordination and support for the small claims mediation program in Poweshiek County. On the third Mondays of every month, volunteer mediators handle cases scheduled for mediation at the...
Peace and Conflict Studies funds many peace-related events on Grinnell College's campus. If you or your group are interested in applying for funds, please download the funding guidelines.
The PACSP Committee includes faculty, staff, and students. Occasionally, the committee invites a community member to be part of the committee.  If you would like to become a student member of the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee, please submit a one page statement describing...

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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2014. The projects judged to be the most promising...
Conference 2014 Program Conference 2014 Schedule All events open to the public Friday, February 28 4:15-5:45pm (two panels) Structural Violence, Social Suffering, and Subjectivity  (JRC225)(Faculty respondent: Maria Tapias, Anthropology)Leah Lucas '14 (Grinnell) - "Brothers of...

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The Grinnell College Peace and Conflict Studies Program is seeking undergraduate student paper submissions addressing issues of peace and conflict from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for the Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference February 28 - March 1, 2014....
What happens when people disagree about how land should be used? Working with the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Anthony Wenndt ’15 has organized a discussion series on Land Use and Conflict, Nov. 21–22. Wenndt, a Russian and biology double major with a concentration in...
  This April marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which lasted three months.  Former United Nations war crimes prosecutor Don Webster will give a free public talk on “Litigating History/Prosecuting the Rwandan Genocide” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday,...
Interested in planning events and building the PACS program on campus? The Committee meets once every two weeks throughout the semester, planning events, discussing ways to build the program, and responding to funding requests.  Student members each take on one or two projects...
Panel Discussion: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 Rosenfield Center Room 209 Three international students will reflect on their personal experiences with conflict. They will explain the conflicts in their countries and discuss how conflict has affected them and their decisions. They...
Panel Discussion: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 15, Rosenfield Center Room 101Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Sebring-Lewis Hall Northern Irish singer/songwriter Steafán Hanvey’s music examines family, art, and Ireland. In his multimedia concert "Look Behind You," he tells the story...
When Isabella “Izzy” Sanchez Leo ’14 noticed an increase in racist and xenophobic outbursts in European soccer games, she developed the topic into a paper she will present Friday during Grinnell College’s Peace Studies Conference. “Soccer is the most popular sport in the world,...
This summer, Inara Sunan Tareque '16 completed her Davis Project for Peace, focused on raising literacy rates at Chardowani Middle School in Bangladesh.  Her holistic approach to this project included: Workshops (for both parents and students) to promote education, Workshops...
George A. Lopez, a vice president at the United States Institute of Peace, will deliver a free public lecture titled “With All the World’s Violence, Where is Peace?” at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Lopez is an international expert on the...

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Violence, injustice, and intractable conflict are among the most pressing problems we face today. How can we address these problems creatively? The Peace and Conflict Studies Program seeks to give students, faculty, and staff the tools to understand issues underlying conflict...