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Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research


24.5.2017: Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission (FELM), Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and Finn Church Aid visit TAPRI, 13:00-16:00, Linna 6017

29.3.2017: Global Society Thesis Seminar, 29.3.2017, 9:00-15:00, C6 Main Building

26.1.2017: TAPRI SEMINAR: Global rise of populism in "the 'West' and the 'rest'"

1.12.2016: The application period for MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict research has started TODAY, it will be open from 1.12.2016-13.1.2017, APPLY NOW!

15.11.2016: TAPRI/PEACE guest lecture: "How racism, sexism and homophobia nearly killed the Colombian peace accords-and how they were salvaged", Sara Koopman; 15.12.2016,14:00-16:00, Linna 6017

29.9.2016: Special 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 by Juan Diaz

6.9.2016: New PEACE Course on Violence Prevention by Joám Evans Pim

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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. Ranked as a top-10 degree in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding by The Peacekeeper in 2017, 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 also deals 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 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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