University of Missouri

Peace Studies Program

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Initiatives

Digital Indigenous Studies
MU Peace Studies has taken the lead in securing a grant from Mizzou Advantage to develop a website specializing in Indigenous heritages and significant locations in the state of Missouri. MU Professors Joanna Hearne and Mark Palmer will teach a course in Fall 2014, Peace Studies/English/Geography 3496, where students will creatively combine combine video, geographic information systems, documents, and Indigenous languages and narratives.

Immigration, Exile, and Cultures
Award-winning MU faculty Michael Ugarte and Kerby Miller have won major awards for both their teaching and scholarship; both continue their research into the cultural changes and conflicts brought about by the history of immigration throughout the globe, from Africa to Spain and into the New World, and from Ireland to the US. As faculty and future faculty discover, so do undergraduate students likewise discover in Peace Studies classes.

Technological Futures, National Security, and Civil Liberties
The internet has opened new possibilities around the world, but to keep secure, must we give up our ideals of liberty, justice and rights?  In order to bring a wide range of views on these questions to MU, Peace Studies co-sponsored civil rights attorney and activist Glenn Greenwald to speak at the MU Law School in September 2012.