Using innovative, interdisciplinary curricula, the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Peace and Conflict Transformation charts a new field of praxis for those who desire to make a difference in the world.
The Peace and Conflict Transformation Specialization will provide a theoretical understanding of human conflict and practical training in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, cultural dialogues, reflection, and mediation skills. This program is especially suitable for those preparing for a career in conflict intervention, social advocacy, human rights, and family mediation, or for those hoping to add conflict intervention and transformation practices to their existing skill set. This two-year, 36-credit program is offered in a low-residency format, in which students start each year with an 8-day residency on Lesley’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the residency you’ll take classes, meet with faculty members, conduct research, and network with peers. Between residencies you’ll continue your studies in your home community and communicate regularly with faculty and peers via email, phone, and online tools.
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Sharlene Voogd Cochrane
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