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Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research


29.9.2016: Specail lecture for PEACE students given by Oliver Richmond, Tuesday 11th of October, 12:00-14:00

26.9.2016: TAPRI and PEACE Programme thank Manuel Eisner, James Mercy, Larry Cohen, Rached Davis and Maria Valenti for their participation in the course Violence Prevetion

15.9.2016: TAPRI/PEACE Seminar: Contemporary Themes in Peace and Conflict: Critical Theory, Temporality and Global Violence; 13.10.2016 at 14:00; Oliver Richmond

14.9.2016: Professor Oliver Richmond visiting TAPRI from 10-15. October 2016.

7.9.2016: New PEACE Course on Peace Mediation and National Dialogues, teacher Juan Diaz

6.9.2016: New PEACE Course on Violence Prevention, teacher Joám Evans Pim

31.8.2016: Welcome to the new PEACE students

3.5.2016: PEACE guest lecture: Leena Vastapuu (University of Turku): “Visual ethnography:  researching female war veterans in post-conflict  Liberia” 

28.4.2016: PEACE Visiting Lecture Series: Oskari Eronen from Crisis Management Initiative

22.4.2016: SEMINAR "UTA Goes UN-the UN Matters"

24.2.2016: Intersectional Approaches to Human Mobility in Peace and Conflict Research

27.11.2015: TAPRI's Panel on Paris Terror Attacks

12.11.2015: PEACE Lecture Series: Johannes Lehtinen from Saferglobe

22.10.2015: Seminar on Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

23.9.2015: Markko Kallonen from CMC coming 28th Sep

17.9.2015: Pekka Haavisto coming to UTA 5th Oct

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Thinking peaceful change.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE programme facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences. The programme focuses not only on the study of conflict but primarily on its transformation and on the conditions for peaceful change. In the programme, it is examined, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations. Furthermore, the programme deals also with the role of the environment and natural resources in conflict and peacebuilding. Students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. Special emphasis is given to various tools and phases of conflict transformation -- peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation and dialogue. More than just the study of conflict dynamics, the emphasis of the programme lies on the transformation of violent conflicts to achieve sustainable peace. Along with the Nordic tradition of peace research, the programme aims to take a holistic as well as a normative approach.


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