Developing a Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS) Program using Multidisciplinary courses & team-teaching

Join the OPCSN (a network of Ohio colleges and universities with peace and conflict studies programs, concentrations, departments,  degrees and their community partners) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC – our financial partners) as we host our next webinar in the series:  

Date:  Jan. 24th 1 – 2PM EST (Ohio, New York, Washington, DC) –  7PM Amsterdam

Register here (free registration): https://ohiopeaceandconflict.org/webinar/developing-a-peace-conflict-studies-pacs-program-using-multidisciplinary-courses-team-teaching/Developing a Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program using Multidisciplinary courses and team-teaching
DescriptionIn 2008, BGSU created a required multidisciplinary, team-taught course called Peace and Cultural Legacies of the Nuclear Age as a way to build interest in the Peace and Conflict Studies program and collaboration among PACS faculty members. The course and program have evolved through many personnel and institutional changes. Combined with short-term study abroad, this has been an effective way to stabilize and strengthen the PACS program, and we present it as a model others might adapt to their own situations.
Presenter: Marc Simon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and the Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Bowling Green State University. He teaches courses on international relations, foreign policy, peace studies, and conflict resolution. His research examines war and political violence, nonviolence, conflict resolution, and environmental policy. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research.


Presenter:Marc Simon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and the Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Bowling Green State University. He teaches courses on international relations, foreign policy, peace studies, and conflict resolution.  His research examines war and political violence, nonviolence, conflict resolution, and environmental policy. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research.

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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