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