Featured Stories

  • A Mission to Serve and a Commitment to Excellence

    A Mission to Serve and a Commitment to Excellence

    Christelle Barakat has one goal in life: to make a difference in the world by shattering glass ceilings and giving back. And this peace and conflict studies graduate student is well on her way. One look at her seven-page curriculum vitae full of accolades, service, and global experience, and you … Continued


  • B.A. Student Michelle Enfield Finds Peace and Conflict Studies “The Perfect Fit”

    B.A. Student Michelle Enfield Finds Peace and Conflict Studies “The Perfect Fit”

    Michelle Enfield is a full-time student enrolled in the Peace and Conflict Studies bachelors program. Alongside her partner, she owns and operates a Martial Arts dojo and International karate organization. She has trained in karate in Okinawa and considers herself a lifelong student in both karate and kobudo (traditional weapons practice). … Continued


  • Crystal Salinas MacKinnon, Peace and Conflict Studies Activist-Scholar

    Crystal Salinas MacKinnon, Peace and Conflict Studies Activist-Scholar

    Crystal Salinas MacKinnon, who is finishing up her M.A. Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies online this year, has leveraged her PCS studies to help her develop a diverse portfolio of community-engaged activities in and around Asheville, NC, where she resides.


  • Graduated Student Perspective: Norma Raynor

    Graduated Student Perspective: Norma Raynor

    Recent UNCG Peace and Conflict Studies Master’s Degree Alumna, Norma Raynor is continuing her scholarly studies by pursuing a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Norma agreed to be interviewed regarding her experience in UNCG’s Peace and Conflict Studies department and her plans for the future in…


  • C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T. Alliance Welcomes New Officers

    C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T. Alliance Welcomes New Officers

    The department of Peace and Conflict Studies’ student organization C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T Alliance is proud to announce the new Head Office/President Christelle Barakat and Vice-President Marc Caron. Both Christelle and Marc are currently pursuing Masters of Arts degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies. Additionally, both Christelle and Marc are currently working as contributing editors of UNCG’s Peace…


  • Peace and Conflict Studies Faculty Roll Out Major Publications

    Peace and Conflict Studies Faculty Roll Out Major Publications

    Peace and Conflict Studies faculty Ali Askerov, Jeremy Rinker, Geneviève Souillac, and Douglas P. Fry are happy to announce recent publications. Articles and books by other PCS faculty also are in the works. 


  • Noor Ghazi Translates “Preparing for Peace” into Arabic

    Noor Ghazi Translates “Preparing for Peace” into Arabic

    Noor Ghazi is a Peace activist and a Graduate of the Peace and Conflict Studies Masters Program. She is currently an Arabic lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as an instructor of Arabic and Humanities at Durham Technical Community College. 


  • Alumna Tori Crook Pursues Justice, Compassion, and Peace

    Alumna Tori Crook Pursues Justice, Compassion, and Peace

    When I was first introduced to the Department of Peace and Conflict studies as a freshman at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), I was instantly drawn to it. The field was new to me, but encapsulated everything I cared about and was interested in; justice, compassion, meaningful avenues of peace, and the drive…


  • Student Perspectives Series: Dorothy Kennedy and Justin Hunt

    Student Perspectives Series: Dorothy Kennedy and Justin Hunt

    By Lindsay Jamerson The Peace and Conflict Studies Department facilitates learning for many types of students with diverse interests and professional goals. This series continues with a focus on Dorothy Kennedy and Justin Hunt.  Lindsay: Did you always want to work in peace? Dorothy: Yes and no. I always knew … Continued


  • New Administrative Support Specialist Joins PCS Department

    New Administrative Support Specialist Joins PCS Department

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Department welcomes Danielle Salvatore who joins as the new Administrative Support Specialist. Danielle graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and International & Global Studies with a concentration in Human Rights. Additionally, she completed a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies,…


News

  • Op-Ed, One Year After Summit-Cone Tragedy

    Op-Ed, One Year After Summit-Cone Tragedy

    The aftermath of the fire saw 30 families displaced and relocated after housing inspectors found nearly 1,000 code violations. Despite the loss and upheaval of these families, little else has changed. Refugees are among the most vulnerable populations in any country, and with anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise around the world, refugees remain in perilous…


  • Professors Jeremy Rinker and Daniel Rhodes Facilitate Peace Circles

    Professors Jeremy Rinker and Daniel Rhodes Facilitate Peace Circles

    Peace and Conflict Studies Professors, Jeremy Rinker and Daniel Rhodes, are facilitating peace circles around the summit-cone fire that happened almost a year ago this May.


  • Dr. Emily Janke Awarded Funding!

    Dr. Emily Janke Awarded Funding!

    PCS Associate Professor Dr. Emily Janke (Institute for Community and Economic Engagement) received new funding from Cone Health System for the project “Advancing LEAP: Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices.” Dr. Lauren Haldeman is co-principal investigator on the project.