Peace Studies at ASU:

Student Resources

Empowering future generations with new understandings on the dynamics of religion, conflict, & peace.

The Center offers several programs for students to deepen practical knowledge and understanding on how to promote peace. Join a rich environment of intellectual engagement with students and faculty across a variety of disciplines through the Undergraduate Research Fellows program; earn a Certificate in Religion and Conflict; or apply for a Friends of the Center award for funding to travel or study the dynamics of religion, conflict, and peace.

Ways for students to get involved:

Participate in the Center's student programs

Earn a certificate in "Religion and Conflict" while taking peace studies courses, apply for scholarships to study these topics at ASU and abroad, and more

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Take a class that studies religion, conflict, and peace

Ethics and human rights; media, social justice and peace; introduction to conflict resolution; and more! Review full course lists for classes that teach and promote peace


Consider a concentration in Peace Studies

Earn a degree in Social and Cultural Analysis with a Peace Studies concentration. Learn more about the concentration and its requirements and other program opportunities

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Featured Course: HST 302: Envisioning Peace 

What is peace?
What are some of the different historical approaches to peace?
Are war and peace entangled concepts? Is women’s peace different from men’s peace?

This course explores these and other questions by looking at visions of peace, peace movements, frameworks and methods in peace studies, as well as current issues we face in a post 9/11 world partly defined by an unending ‘global war on terror’.

Taught by Professor Yasmin Saikia, the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, and professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies.