The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice is home to the Peace, Conflict and Justice (PCJ) program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.
This degree program, established in 1985, provides undergraduates with an interdisciplinary education covering three central pillars: the meanings and causes of peace, conflict and justice; the lived experiences of living in the context of conflict and struggles for peace and justice; and approaches to resolving conflict and producing peace and/or justice. The topics of study are wide-ranging, including the study of peacemaking and peacebuilding, interstate war and intrastate conflicts, insurgencies, revolutions and rebellions, ethnic strife, global justice, and negotiation theory. We address some of the world’s most urgent humanitarian problems, and train students to deeply analyze these issues across several levels of analysis, from the local through the national and the global.
Through access to exclusive opportunities such as, the Trudeau Centre Fellows Seminar series, Service Learning, Advanced Service Learning, the PCJ Student Conference, and the Centre for the Study of the Presidency and Congress fellowship program, PCJ students engage in interdisciplinarity, cross-sector collaboration and experiential learning. PCJ students learn to apply and develop their academic and professional knowledge, gain a real-world perspective on classroom learning, and enhance their skills in areas of academic interest.