Higher Diploma in peace studies
Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviors as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts) with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition. peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention, de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means, thereby seeking "victory" for all parties involved in the conflict.
Peace studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that draws on political science, sociology, history, anthropology, theology, psychology, philosophy, and other fields to:
1) understand the causes of armed conflict;
2) develop ways to prevent and resolve war, genocide, terrorism, gross violations of human rights; and
3) build peaceful and just systems and societies.
The Peace Studies Program analyzes ways to transform individual behavior, national policy and human institutions in order to promote more peace and justice in our world. The program promotes discussion and study on issues of conflict and its management, within the lives of individuals, societies, and the world at large.