The peacemaking initiative consists of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars, students, practitioners, and visitors who seek through teaching, research, service, and application to educate and train professionals and future leaders in applied peacemaking and conflict resolution.
Our current global climate is rife with tensions that threaten the stability of the Post-Cold War era. Steps must be taken to actively address the root causes of these tensions and to alleviate conflict before it becomes unavoidable. Increasing strains on international relations have increased the likelihood of protracted, deadly conflict in many areas of the world. Conditions leading to many such scenarios can be diffused by reconceptualizing the problems and seeking alternative outcomes characterized by peaceful, positive-sum relations.