This program allows students to consider problems of war, injustice, genocide and violence with an eye toward finding solutions.
Peace studies at Manhattan College is an interdisciplinary field, which is why our expert faculty are drawn from 14 different disciplines across the College, from the social sciences, the humanities, business, and the natural and applied sciences.
Central to our concept of peace studies is the notion of justice. We recognize a difference between "negative peace," the absence of open hostilities, and "positive peace," a situation of just and harmonious relations between individuals and/or peoples. We cannot achieve true peace, positive peace, without justice.
As a peace studies major, hands-on learning is key. Our New York City location offers numerous opportunities for internships and participation in peace and justice activism. You will have the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations as a class or co-curricular experience. You will be encouraged to study abroad for a week, a semester or a year, or participate in an internship in Washington, D.C. or here, in New York City.
Our Peace Studies Program is one of the oldest in the United States, founded in response to Pope John XXIII 1963 encyclical on establishing peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.