The program in Peace, Conflict and Justice confronts some of humanity’s most complex challenges. It offers an undergraduate bachelor’s degree that emphasizes the integration of practical and theoretical knowledge, the interdisciplinary nature of peace and conflict studies, and the value of incorporating research into undergraduate education.
Ninety selected undergraduates gain a wide-ranging understanding of the causes and nature of violence and peace. This degree program, which is guided by three distinct perspectives, moves beyond traditional international studies. It examines violent strife, from war between countries to revolution, insurgency, ethnic clashes, terrorism, and genocide within countries. Students study the underlying causes of this strife, including poverty, resource scarcity, weapons proliferation, competing claims for justice, and failures of foreign-policy decision making.
Based at the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Toronto, the Trudeau Centre gives students access to all the resources of the University of Toronto, considered the leading research university in Canada. Access to Trudeau Centre faculty and the broad range of courses and faculty in related disciplines allows students to tailor their programs according to their interests.
Students apply for acceptance into either the specialist or major program after completing four full-year university credits. For more information on the program and the application process, please visit the website for the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice.