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  • Cathy Knowles: A Global Citizen Making Waves in Peace & Conflict Studies

    Cathy Knowles: A Global Citizen Making Waves in Peace & Conflict Studies


  • Academic Exchange Fosters Collaboration on Peace Education

    Academic Exchange Fosters Collaboration on Peace Education

    Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker and Peace & Conflict Studies graduate student Mr. Boukari Saidou recently completed a successful academic exchange trip to India from March 1st to 15th, 2024. This visit reciprocated an earlier exchange in February 2024, when a team from the Central University of Mizoram (MZU) in Aizawl, … Continued


  • Fulbright student from Libya finds a home in PCS

    Fulbright student from Libya finds a home in PCS

    It was just because of the way the educational system of Libya was organized when I was in high school. The education system decides what students study based on their grades. Nothing I wanted was conceivable at the time. Omar Sufian, a student at UNCG


  • Indian Peace Educators Visit – February 6th

    Indian Peace Educators Visit – February 6th

    Indian academics Dr. Lokanath Mishra, Dr. Mikael Chuaungo, and Dr. Rashmierkha Das will be visiting UNCG for a panel discussion regarding the problematics of teaching, research, and praxis of peace education. Please join us Tuesday, February 6th from 3:00 – 4:30pm in the School of Education Building Rm. 120. Snacks … Continued


  • Dr. Jeremy Rinker Delivers the 19th Annual Ambedkar Memorial Lecture in Mumbai

    Dr. Jeremy Rinker Delivers the 19th Annual Ambedkar Memorial Lecture in Mumbai

    Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker, who recently received a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program Award, is spending the Spring semester 2023 teaching and researching on caste conflict in Pune city, Maharashtra State, in India. The Fulbright-Nehru award in India is a joint venture between the U.S. government … Continued


  • Leila Howze Sees the Divine in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Leila Howze Sees the Divine in Peace and Conflict Studies

    By Cathy Knowles Leila Howze, 20, entered UNC-Greensboro and began her studies in the Fall of 2021. She transferred in as a freshman-sophomore from Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College after a dual program for high school students allowed her to start her college studies early. Initially, Leila was drawn to … Continued


  • Eleyan Sawafta: Taking a People-Centered Approach to Peacebuilding and Development

    Eleyan Sawafta: Taking a People-Centered Approach to Peacebuilding and Development

    Written by Destiny Smith Eleyan Sawafta, a graduate student in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) M.A. program grew up in Palestine and cites his growing up in a conflict zone as one of the key reasons why he joined the PCS program. When I asked Eleyan why he felt … Continued


  • Labors of Our Past Heroes: Rights and Peace are Inseparable

    Labors of Our Past Heroes: Rights and Peace are Inseparable

    Written by Stephanie Hassan A few weeks ago, I learned that my current state of residence, the great state of North Carolina, was almost wiped off the map on the 23rd of January 1961, albeit mistakenly. What led to this incident was a US Navy Boeing B-52 nuclear bomber breaking … Continued


  • A Longer Winter Awaits Ukraine

    A Longer Winter Awaits Ukraine

    Shortly after Russia’s military operation into Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, the Kremlin realized the miscalculations it made, which resulted in huge military losses. Still, Moscow managed to invade about 20% of Ukrainian lands mostly due to the power asymmetry.


  • Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Awarded Second Fulbright

    Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Awarded Second Fulbright

    the second time in less than a decade, Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy Rinker received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award. Rinker, a professor at UNC Greensboro since 2015, plans to return to India, where he went in 2013 when he received his first Fulbright.


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  • Cathy Knowles: A Global Citizen Making Waves in Peace & Conflict Studies

    Cathy Knowles: A Global Citizen Making Waves in Peace & Conflict Studies


  • Academic Exchange Fosters Collaboration on Peace Education

    Academic Exchange Fosters Collaboration on Peace Education

    Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker and Peace & Conflict Studies graduate student Mr. Boukari Saidou recently completed a successful academic exchange trip to India from March 1st to 15th, 2024. This visit reciprocated an earlier exchange in February 2024, when a team from the Central University of Mizoram (MZU) in Aizawl, … Continued


  • Indian Peace Educators Visit – February 6th

    Indian Peace Educators Visit – February 6th

    Indian academics Dr. Lokanath Mishra, Dr. Mikael Chuaungo, and Dr. Rashmierkha Das will be visiting UNCG for a panel discussion regarding the problematics of teaching, research, and praxis of peace education. Please join us Tuesday, February 6th from 3:00 – 4:30pm in the School of Education Building Rm. 120. Snacks … Continued


  • Unraveling the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Unraveling the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    In today’s world, openly supporting acts of terrorism is a rarity, as most of us unequivocally condemn such violence and fervently desire a world free from such horrors. When terrorism strikes close to a nation, the anger and frustration among the citizens of that country and their supporters toward irrational terrorists disrupting the peace intensify.…


  • Vigil for Olushola “Shola” Ishola, PCS Student

    Vigil for Olushola “Shola” Ishola, PCS Student

    A campus vigil is planned in Shola’s memory on Wednesday, November 9th at 4pm-6pm on College Ave (by the Jackson Library).


  • Fulbright Scholar Rinker Delivers PCS Presentation in India

    Fulbright Scholar Rinker Delivers PCS Presentation in India

    Peace and Conflict Studies professor Jeremy A. Rinker, who is on a Fulbright Award to India, presented a paper at the 4th International Conference on Evidence Based Management on February 24 in Pilani, Rajasthan, India.


  • A Burning Issue: Douglas Fry Calls For Global Teamwork For Wildfire Prevention

    A Burning Issue: Douglas Fry Calls For Global Teamwork For Wildfire Prevention

    Wildfires fuel climate change, and climate change fuels wildfires. PCS Professor Douglas P. Fry argues in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that the threats posed by extreme wildfires are a global challenge and require a cooperative global response.


  • Dr. Rinker to Participate in Restorative Justice Practices Online Event

    Dr. Rinker to Participate in Restorative Justice Practices Online Event

    Keynote: Reflective Pedagogies and Faculty Partnerships for Academic EngagementWhat: Dr. Rinker to participate in Restorative Justice Practices online event, sponsored by Cornell University.Date: Monday, November 14, 2022Time: 1pmWhere: Virtual. Free registration.


  • Q&A on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict with Dr. Ali Askerov

    Q&A on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict with Dr. Ali Askerov

    RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR (2022) Information may have changed due to this on-going conflict. When Russia invaded the country of Ukraine in February of this year, many were shocked by the Russian invasion in the United States and elsewhere. However, this invasion from Russia has been a long time coming, and those … Continued


  • Dr. Emily Janke Inducted into Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

    Dr. Emily Janke Inducted into Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

    Dr. Emily Janke, director of UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, has been elected to membership in the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship.  Janke, who is also a peace and conflict studies faculty member, is one of 38 scholars in the United States and Canada formally inducted as an academy scholar today. 


  • A Sustainable Peace – The Right Idea

    A Sustainable Peace – The Right Idea

    Imagine for a moment Sweden declaring war on and violently annexing Norway. The idea is close to unthinkable, in much the same way war between Greensboro and Raleigh would be. The Nordic countries have not warred amongst themselves for over 200 years.


  • PCS Students Involved in “Student Voices for Refugees”

    PCS Students Involved in “Student Voices for Refugees”

    By Dani Salvatore Peace and Conflict Studies students are engaged with many organizations and events across the UNCG Community. One such organization that aligns very closely with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is Student Voices for Refugees.  Student Voices for Refugees is a ‘super-network’ of student leaders who … Continued