We train the next generation of professional peace practitioners.
Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution prepares students to resolve conflict in a turbulent world. Our world-class program includes a theoretically rigorous core curriculum, skills taught by top practitioners with a focus on negotiation, mediation and facilitation, and practice through an experiential learning series. Our curriculum explores the nature of conflict and how peace is made, built, and sustained. Building on Georgetown’s commitment to social justice, the program supports our students’ focus at local, national, and global levels.
Georgetown’s Conflict Resolution program condemns state violence against citizens, structural violence, systemic oppression and white supremacy. We support the demands of citizens and our students for individual and systemic accountability for violations of human rights. In the United States, the commission and tolerance of state violence against Black communities and other marginalized and vulnerable communities are failures of democracy and governance.The program champions peacebuilding and conflict transformation. We will continue to center justice, liberation and dialogue as routes to and characteristics of positive peace.
Conflict Resolution Program Statement of Solidarity, June 2020