One key initiative of the Peacebuilding Initiative is to develop peace-based course offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. These courses will address political, economic, ethical, cultural, and biosocial dimensions of peacebuilding. Students will learn theoretical and methodological tools to think critically about what drives conflict and sustainable peace, learning from concrete examples of peacebuilding in regions of Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and gaining in-depth understanding of issues related to human security, health and human rights, social inclusion and post-conflict justice. 

Students will apply their analysis to a range of peace-related research, practice, and policy. This knowledge will inform their coursework at Yale, summer internships, and careers in peacebuilding, public policy, global affairs, global health, and humanitarian work.

Sample Courses

AMST 305 – Digital War
EAST 301/HIST 307: The Making of Japan’s Great Peace, 1550–1850
GLBL 273: UN Peace Operations
GLBL 289: War and Peace in Northern Ireland
GLBL 313: The United Nations on the Ground
GLBL 393: Humanitarian Interventions
GLBL 430: Turning Points in Peace-building
GLBL 7115/GLBL 382: Designing and Reforming Democracy
GLBL 888: Power & Politics in Today’s World
GLBL 6265: Rebuilding Nations After Atrocity
GLBL 7410: Violent Political Conflict
HLTH 302: Peacebuilding: History, Health, and Policy
MGT 627: Business and Government After Communism
REL 810: My Neighbor’s Faith: Building Interreligious Community

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