(L to R) Utkarsh Agarwal ’13, Eve G. Ahearn ’11, Emily N. Johnson ’12 and Justin M. Varilek ’11 in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. (photo: Daryl Press)
Designed to inspire the Dartmouth community to think critically about war, arms control and disarmament, collective violence and strategies for the resolution of conflict, the War and Peace Studies Program offers a course, a Fellows program and public events on significant disputes of the day.
The course, “War and Peace in the Modern Age” stresses the study of both the global state system as well as the human condition as essential to understanding the phenomenon of collective violence.
War and Peace Fellows are selected competitively from all the disciplines of the College and meet regularly for discussions with invited specialists. As with the course, the aim is to stress both the systemic and personal consequences of war and sources of peace. During annual visits to Washington, DC, the fellows have participated in war game simulations, attended State Department briefings, toured the Pentagon and war memorials, and met with alumni working in professions relevant to conflict and conflict resolution.
Public panels have covered diverse and controversial issues. These have included nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, conflict prevention, transnational crime, citizen responsibilities in wartime, refugees, post-traumatic stress disorder, the use of torture, and U.S. policy in Iraq. The aim of these public programs is to spark open dialogue embracing a variety of view points on the major conflicts of our time.
For more information regarding the War and Peace program, please contact
at the Dickey Center