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War and Peace Studies

War and Peace Studies

COVID-19 Response


In response to COVID-19 restrictions, all CIS Faculty directors and staff members are working remotely. Direct all inquiries/questions/concerns to international.studies@ohio.eduFor the most up to date information regarding Ohio University’s response to COVID-19, consult www.ohio.edu/coronavirus.

War and Peace Studies at Ohio University

War and Peace Studies at Ohio University provides students to explore the field of global security from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our programs both conflict and peacebuilding dynamics, allowing students the skills to solve some of the most challenging issues of our time.

Ohio University’s Center for International Studies currently offers both master’s and bachelor's degrees in war and peace studies as well as an undergraduate certificate on the subject.

Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice Initiative

In line with our mission to educate globally engaged citizens and contribute to peace and justice in the world, the Center for International Studies (CIS) announces its “Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice” initiative, an integrative and evolving commitment to addressing racism and its many manifestations in the U.S. and abroad.

Our position paper, “Black Lives Matter: Center for International Studies’ Position on Social Justice and Equity,” which inaugurates the initiative, is both a statement of principles and an action plan. It prompts us to consider and respond to fundamental structures, practices, and sensibilities that inform racism, racial discrimination, and other forms of racial inequity, which range from the subtle to the stark.

To launch our initiative, CIS warmly invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion on the position paper, racism and anti-racism, Black Lives Matter and its domestic and global implications, and academic avenues for change on Monday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

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