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Welcome to the Peace and International Studies Minor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville!

The Peace & International Studies Minor is interdisciplinary and allows students to receive recognition for pursuing a particular concentration of courses related to the international community.

While Peace Studies, as a discipline, is relatively young, it is pursued at a growing number of universities across the United States and the world. The Minor is strategically situated at the intersection of peace and conflict and encompasses a broad range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Problems of War and Peace         
  • Arms Control and Disarmament                  Hiroshima                   
  • Instances of Collective Violence                       
  • Terrorism
  • Human Rights
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Inequalities & Conflict
  • Informed Citizenship in Democracy

 For more information on the program, please contact the Program Advisor - Dr. Suranjan Weeraratne, Department of Political Science, Peck Hall, Room 3227 or by phone at: (618)-650-2637 or by email at:

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