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peace studies


Faculty Book: Dr. Angela Lederach’s Latest Book and Being Awarded a Peace Emerging Scholar

April 22, 2024 by | News

Dr. Angela Lederach (Peace Studies) completed decades of ethnographic and participatory research for her recent publication Feel the Grass Grow: Ecologies of Slow Peace in Colombia which offers insight into the politics of peacebuilding in Colombia. The book critically analyzes the peace accords signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

From Our Eyes: Working with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad

March 7, 2024 by Ruthie Weeks | Uncategorized

This edition of From Our Eyes features Ruthie Weeks (‘25 Broadcast Journalism and Documentary major; Peace Studies minor). Weeks worked with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad for her Unsung Stories and Expressions course, documenting Murad for Nadia’s Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis and advocating globally for survivors of sexual violence.

Celebration of the International Day of Peace

October 3, 2023 by Syd Brewster | News

Khiara M. Bridges, J.D. Ph.D. recently spoke at the Celebration of the International Day of Peace, an event sponsored by The Department of Peace Studies in the Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dr. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley school of law and focuses on the intersection of race,

What Were You Wearing: C.A.R.E.S. on Victim Blaming

May 10, 2023 by Isabella Broome | News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Creating a Rape-free Environment for Students (C.A.R.E.S.) hosted events for students to learn about issues surrounding sexual violence, as well as create a space for students to share their story. C.A.R.E.S. created the “What Were You Wearing Exhibit” in collaboration with the Argyros Forum Student Union,

From Our Eyes: Chapman’s Model UN Team earns Honorable Mention in New York City

May 2, 2023 by Emma Walker | News

By Emma Walker (‘25 Political Science B.A. & Peace Studies B.A. & Honors Program minor) Chapman University’s Model UN team, led by Dr. Hilmi Ulas, was named “Honorable Mention” at the 2023 Model UN Conference in New York City in April where hundreds of teams participated. The Model UN Conference brings together thousands of college

Chapman Students Find New Power in the Work of Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad

April 11, 2023 by Dennis Arp | News

As a broadcast journalism student and documentary filmmaker, Tess Martinelli ’24 knows her way around an on-camera interview. Still, it’s not every day that she gets to sit down with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad. “Initially, the idea of interviewing her was a bit overwhelming,” Martinelli acknowledged. “But after meeting her, my nerves immediately

Bringing ISIS to Justice: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad 

March 28, 2023 by Grace Galusha '23 | News

Chapman University and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Nadia Murad, a Presidential Fellow in Peace Studies, to campus for a week of classroom visits, receptions, and a public event held in the Musco Center of the Arts. On March 13, Murad sat

Extremism Researcher Pete Simi Awarded $254,147 to Study Threats Targeting Public Officials

August 1, 2022 by Allison Devries | News

Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $254,147 one-year grant from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center of Excellence for terrorism prevention and counterterrorism research. This grant supports opportunities for student researchers to work on this project alongside Dr. Simi. The

Peace Studies Professor Appointed to the UN 

May 3, 2022 by | News

  Dr. Claudia Fuentes-Julio (Assistant Professor in Peace Studies) will be assuming a new role as Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva starting June 1, 2022. “[Dr. Fuentes-Julio] Claudia has always been a scholar-practitioner of human rights and it speaks volumes of not only her commitment and ability, but also the acute

‘I Didn’t Know that …’ Considering the painful history of race and social justice, there is no end of ways for students to finish such a sentence of discovery.

September 1, 2021 by | News

Nurturing conversations that fill in voids and challenge us as Americans was the driving goal behind “Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race.” The semester-long initiative in Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences included a virtual film series, guest speakers, memorial observances, an art exhibition, panel discussions and

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