School of Peace and Conflict Studies

May 4 Memorial and daffodils

A year ago, Yeonmin Kim, Ph.D., ’13, a literature professor from Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, was concluding his time as a visiting professor at Kent State University with one goal in mind: Create an exchange program between the two schools based on their historic campus tragedies.

The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees free speech.

Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies and School of Communication Studies has organized a panel discussion to talk about free speech and protest on campus to educate students about their rights and responsibilities.

We all belong here Islam graphic

One of the many take-aways from the Dialogue and Difference program "Understanding and Combating Islamophobia" was that overcoming Islamophobia and other forms of racism and bigotry may be as simple as remembering the lessons we should have been taught as children. 

Religions in times of conflict.

As part of Kent State's Dialogue and Difference: A New Understanding" initiative, faculty members from diverse backgrounds came together in an online panel to share their personal insights in navigating the impact of conflict and cultural and religious identity. 

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Molly Merryman is part of a panel discussion at the Cambridge Union.ersity.

Molly Merryman, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, received a double dose of prestige recently when she was invited to speak at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in England in the same week.

A Kent State University student walks by the kindness, respect and purpose wall graphic on the side of a building.

Kent State University’s new series titled Dialogue and Difference: A New Understanding continues with upcoming programming for the university community. The next event, "Dialogue on Hatred: A Peacebuilder's Perspective," occurs on Feb. 22.

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Artistically Imagined Depiction of AI

An online presentation on Dec. 14 will explore the benefits and cautions of artificial intelligence in international peacemaking.