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Happy New Academic Year!

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! 

Our Introduction to Peace Studies course has gotten off to a great start:  it filled easily, quickly developed a waiting list, and unfortunately some students were closed out.  We apologize for this, and encourage interested students to try again in the future!  The course is co-taught this year by Dr. Donna Alvah, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Laura Rediehs, Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Here is the reading list for the course, for any who are interested in following along!

  • William Ury, The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop (Penguin Books, 2000).
  • David Cortright, Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age, 2nd ed. (Paradigm Publishers, 2009).
  • Meyer-Knapp, Helena, Dangerous Peacemaking (Peace-Maker Press, 2003).
  • Smith-Christopher, Daniel L., ed, Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions, 10th Anniversary Edition (Orbis Books, 2007).
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat, Being Peace (Parallax Press, 1996).