Peace and Conflict Studies

The Peace and Conflict Studies minor serves students interested in the interdisciplinary study of the conflicts that characterize our world and the peace efforts that arise in response to these conflicts. Hartwick students pursuing the minor will explore the causes of international and domestic conflict, the results of such conflict, and the various ways available to mediate and prevent conflict.

The minor also offers a one-credit capstone course on an annual basis. This course focuses on some of the major themes in peace and conflict research, with a special emphasis on the place of war and nonviolence in political and ethical thought.

Students interested in the minor should contact program coordinator J. Jeremy Wisnewski, 126 Golisano Hall, 607-431-4671, e-mail: