Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Explore the nature of peace, violence, and conflict within human society in an interdisciplinary framework that strives to bring holistic awareness and pragmatic solutions to global and local issues of security and justice.


A Colgate student prepares a drone for flight as part of a simulated battle exercise.
A Colgate staff member prepares a drone for flight as part of a real-world simulation.

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program (PCON) draws on interdisciplinary research, methods, and insights to study the interrelationships between peace, conflict, and security.

The PCON curriculum gives students a range of opportunities to explore — from a global perspective — the complex causes and impacts of violence, the challenges of human security, and the possibilities for promoting and advancing human rights.

Students seeking a PCON major or minor benefit from exposure to:

  • Grants and fellowships opportunities
  • Unique course electives
  • Off-campus and immersive-study opportunities
  • Symposia and lectures featuring globally recognized thought leaders


Department Contacts

Director: Jacob Mundy
Academic Department Coordinator: Nicole Carvell
Office: 221 Alumni Hall
Phone: 315-228-7806

I feel like I now have an array of academic tools to address and talk about what is happening in our world today.
Jake Gomez ’21