Master of Arts in
From exploring restorative peace after collective trauma to examining passages in religious texts that have led to current and historic incidences of violence – our Master of Arts in International Peacebuilding program deeply engages students in a skills-focused application of interfaith learning that changes behavior.
Our students examine the history and theology of the Abrahamic faiths, religious leadership, mediation, trauma awareness, and restorative justice as a collective movement toward peaceful, lasting change. They graduate with an understanding that empathy, spirituality, and trust are essential elements of connection, leadership, and reconciliation.
The Master of Arts in International Peacebuilding is a one-year, 36-credit, master’s degree program where students develop interreligious literacy and acquire constructive conflict intervention skills through a combination of service learning, traditional courses, experiential courses, and project-based learning.
Where Your Journey May Lead
MA in International Peacebuilding Career Paths
Lead a Non-Profit or NGO
Lead a Faith Organization
Engage in Social Services
Work in International Affairs
Meet Our Program Director
Faculty Associate in International Peacebuilding, Director of the International Peacebuilding Program
I have worked in international education since 1996. This work has included: developing literacy programming in Zimbabwe, managing a teacher education project spanning 25 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the International Literacy Association, teaching courses in African History in the U.S., and directing Augsburg College’s study abroad program in Namibia. Prior to coming to Hartford Seminary I served as a Program Manager for Plowshares Institute, a small non-profit which taught conflict transformation skills to community leaders around the world. As leader of the International Peacebuilding program I emphasize experiential education, constructive conflict intervention, and the relationship-building skills that help Hartford students drive lasting, peaceful change.
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