Exploring the Complexities
of Peace

through a liberal arts lens.

Who We Are

Peace Studies alumnus Mac Lee with an African child
Mac Kibum Lee, who minored in peace studies, was inspired to donate to the program by his time in the classroom at GW.

The GW Peace Studies Program encourages students to unpack the multiple meanings of peace, the relationship between peace and conflict and the role of peace on local and global levels. Through major and minor programs, students learn about peace in its philosophical and religious dimensions, as an important aspect of international affairs and as a vital part of social, economic and environmental justice.

Located in the international policy center of Washington, D.C., the Peace Studies Program offers access to internship opportunities and pathways to successful careers in policy, law, health, social work, advocacy and much more.

Ty Miranda

"My BA in Religion and minor in Peace Studies gave me the tools and research skills to better understand how to work with people within their own communities and context. After graduation, I served in the Peace Corps focusing on youth sexual health and eventually went for an MPH. I now use all these experiences to work in the political strategy space."

Ty Miranda
BA '14, MPH '19

What We Offer

Professional Opportunities

Washington, D.C., offers unsurpassed internship opportunities, including at the International Rescue Committee and the U.S. State Department.

Cultural & Language Exploration

All majors are required to study a foreign language, and many students expand their global and cultural awareness through study abroad.

Alumni Connections

Alumni have gone on to work at institutions including the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Urban Justice Center and more.