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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 emphasize 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. For more information, please see the program options below.


War and Peace Studies - Dr. Elizabeth Corredor

Feminist Action at the Negotiation Table: An Exploration Inside the 2010-2016 Colombia Peace Talks

Wednesday September 28, 2022, 1 – 2 pm
Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Corredor 
Part of the Gender, War, and Peace Speaker Series Hosted by War & Peace Studies.

View the recorded session here.

War and Peace Studies - Dr. Miriam J Anderson

Gender, War and Peace | Women and Peace Negotiations: Before, During, and After

Monday, April 4, from 5-6:15pm
In Baker 231

A research talk and Q+A with Dr. Miriam J. Anderson 
Part of the Gender, War and Peace Speaker Series

View the recorded session here.

War and Peace Studies
Degrees and Certificates:


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M.A. International Studies—War and Peace

This unique, one-year residential MA program at the Athens campus is designed to prepare students interested in careers in international affairs related to the complex dynamics of peace, conflict, and violence.

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B.A. Global Studies—War and Peace

This program allows students to explore the field of peace and security studies from an interdisciplinary perspective through one-on-one advising, intensive language training, and education abroad.

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Graduate Certificate—War and Peace: 

This certificate provides graduate students in complementary programs the opportunity to take courses in security studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Undergraduate Certificate—War and Peace: 

This certificate provides undergraduate students an introduction to the fields of peace and security studies through one-on-one advising and interdisciplinary coursework.

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Democracy and Election Security in the Digital Age: Talk and Q&A with Katie Harbath

A fall 2021 discussion with Katie Harbath, former public policy director at Facebook, who has worked on major elections around the globe, including in the US, India, Brazil, UK, EU, Canada, Philippines, and Mexico. Katie is an Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow and sits on the boards of the National Conference on Citizenship, Democracy Works, and the Center for Journalism Ethics at UW Madison. She was named one of the top 50 people to watch by Politico (2014), and has recently been featured on BBC World News, CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times.


War and Peace Media Takeover:

Celebrating United Nation's International Day of Peace

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War and Peace Studies celebrated the  UN’s International Day of Peace which takes place every year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by United Nations General Assembly resolution, ‘Peace Day’ provides a global focal point for strengthening commitments to international peace. It promotes 24 hours of non-violence, cease-fire, and reflection.

For this week-long social media event, held September 20th - 24th, WPS took over CIS’s social media accounts, sharing content related to this year’s theme: ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.’

Click here to see how the W&P Studies Community celebrated!

Roundtable Discussion on Afghanistan

Roundtable discussion on Afghanistan

The War and Peace Studies program and hosted a Roundtable Discussion on Afghanistan September 27. The event was part of  “The World Now” Series in the Center for International Studies. “The World Now” series explores current events around the world by way of conversations led by OHIO faculty, students, alumni, community members, and guest speakers. It reflects CIS’s ongoing commitment to global engagement and dialogue.

Read more about the roundtable here