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 and to creatively manage and transform conflict. Our program coordinates peace studies-related courses, a biennial student academic conference, speakers, internships, conflict-resolution workshops, and opportunities to interact with scholars and peacebuilders working in the field.

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​Mohamad W. Khan, executive director of the Muslim Community Organization/Masjid An-Noor Mosque in Des Moines, will speak on the impact of President Trump's policies and values on Des Moines's and Iowa's Muslim population.

A panel of approximately 10-12 Native American activist leaders will present a panel titled "Standing Rock and Beyond: Indigenous Leadership and Strategies for Coming Struggles" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at Herrick Chapel.

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