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FAU's Peace Studies Program, established in 1999 within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, has brought together students, faculty, and community members to explore pathways to peace and the process of peacebuilding. As an interdisciplinary program, Peace Studies draws from a broad range of fields: anthropology, literary studies, political science, communication, history, ethics, social work and many more to offer an undergraduate certificate designed to complement a traditional major in any field. The FAU Peace Studies Program sponsors speakers specializing in peace studies related issues, free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Chastain-Johnson Fund and the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Events 2014


Moving Towards Global Compassion 
5 pm, Monday, April 7,  College of Business Building (BU) 120, FAU Boca Raton
Public Lecture by Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, University of California, San Francisco. Reception to follow.  See flyer…  Presented by the Agora Project and co-sponsored by the Peace Studies Program. This event was free and open to the public. For more information, call 561-297-2051 or e-mail  wtrapan1@fau.edu


Goble Lecture “Russia, Ukraine and the West: What Next?”
8 am, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, College of Business Building
Paul Goble teaches at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of national security and international affairs located in Washington, D.C. Goble has worked in various capacities at the U.S. State Department, the International Broadcasting Bureau, the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has also served as special adviser on Soviet nationality issues and Baltic affairs to Secretary of State James Baker. Writing frequently on ethnic and religious issues, he has edited five volumes on ethnicity and religion in former Soviet space.

Geva Lecture “Bringing Emotions into the International Relations Mix: Emotions and Cognitive Calculus of Foreign Policy Choice”
5 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, PA 101
Lecture by Dr. Nehemia Geva: Nehemia Geva’s research interests are in the areas of foreign policy decision making and political cognition (perceptions, information processing and images in politics). His current research projects address the role of affect and emotions in political decisions and public reactions to military interventions and collateral damage. Dr. Geva is a member of the Program on International Conflict and Cooperation (PICC) at Texas A&M University.




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