Peace Studies and Peace Science

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Peace studies and peace science provide interdisciplinary opportunities for graduate students to deepen their knowledge of international security; the structure and function of multinational systems; and the general areas of conflict analysis, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The peace science minor emphasizes mathematical modeling and game-theoretic models; the peace studies minor emphasizes historical, institutional, and policy-oriented approaches. The minors are intended to complement basic study in such fields as Agricultural Economics, City and Regional Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Economics, Government, Industrial and Labor Relations, Operations Research, Psychology, Sociology, and Science and Technology Studies.

Mabel Berezin -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: culture; political sociology; comparative historical methods; political communication; comparative politics of Europe
Holly Case -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: East-Central European history; ideas of Europe; politics of violence; minorities
Debra Castillo -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: contemporary narrative from the Spanish-speaking world (including the United States); gender studies; cultural theory
Matthew Evangelista -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: international and transnational relations; secessionist conflict; gender and militarization; Russia
Sanjiv (Ravi) Kanbur -- Concentrations: peace science; peace studies; Research interests: economic development; global economy; conflict management
Karim-Aly Kassam -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: biocultural diversity; climate change; human ecology; indigenous knowledge; socio-ecologyical change in Arctic and Central Asia pluralism
Peter Katzenstein -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: international relations and comparative politics
Jonathan Kirshner -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: economics and national security; IR theory; money and finance
Ronald Kline -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: history of technology; history of cybernetics in the Cold War
Sarah Kreps -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: international relations, security and law; nuclear proliferation; peacekeeping operations
Odette Lienau -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: international economic law; international law and international relations; sovereignty; bankruptcy
Muna Ndulo -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: governance; constitutional design; human rights; elections; peacekeeping and international law; foreign direct investment
Jens Ohlin -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: public international law; international criminal law; law of war
Aziz Rana -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: constitutional law; political theory; colonial and post-colonial studies; immigration; national security
Barry Strauss -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: history of war; military sociology; strategy
Kathleen Vogel -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: military technology and innovation; nonproliferation and arms control; defense and science policy; intelligence assessments
Henry Wan Jr. -- Concentrations: peace science; Research interests: economics and game theory
Zellman Warhaft -- Concentrations: peace science; peace studies; Research interests: technical issues in arms control; missile defense systems (strategic and tactical)
Christopher Way -- Concentrations: peace studies; Research interests: international relations and political economy