Master’s in Peace Engineering at Drexel University

By: David J. Smith, February 28, 2017

I generally don’t promote specific academic programs on my website and blog.  But I wanted to share about Drexel University’s master’s in peace engineering because it is the first of it’s kind, and secondly, because hopefully it is trend.

Drexel has collaborated with PeaceTech Lab which was launched by the U.S. Institute of Peace to advance work at the intersection of peacebuilding and technology and science.

I write about the emerging field of peace engineering in Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing 2016):

Today, using peace engineering approaches, professionals are using their skills in a range of organizations such as the Peace Corps, World Bank, and a number of NGOs. They are working to promote structurally sound buildings, working in international emergencies after conflict, and in a range of other ways to promote a more stable and peaceful society. (p. 131)

The Drexel program aims to educate a new generation of professionals capable of working at the intersection of conflict management and engineering.   This video provides an overview of the program and the application can be found here.

The below brochure provides more information



Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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