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We are delighted to announce our new additional focus on
Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance

We are currently seeking a new faculty member to become
The inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance.
To learn more...

UMass Amherst Magazine Article

To learn more about this new development read this article from the UMASS Amherst Magazine: 'A Tale of Two Peace Offerings:  Philanthropists encourage the pursuit of peace':   Read  more

Distinguished Speaker Series 2013-2014

This year we are hosting a Distinguished Speaker Series on Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance.
See the schedule.

Psychology of Peace and Violence Program Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News

Graduates Ramila Usoof-Thowfeek, Johanna Vollhardt and Rezarta Bilali are part of an international research team.

Ramila Usoof-Thowfeek

Graduates Ramila Usoof-Thowfeek, Johanna Vollhardt and Rezarta Bilali are part of an international research team that received a large 5 year grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation/Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues and Development for a project entitled:

Fostering Pluralistic Memories and Collective Resilience in Fragile Transitional Justice Processes

Brian Lickel and Rachel Steele in Chile

Brian Lickel, Rachel Stele and colleagues in Chile

Professor Brian Lickel and Rachel Steele, from the University of Massachusetts, gave a talk on Thursday August 8th entitled, Social and Psychological Processes Underlying Intergroup Retaliation and Reconciliation kicking off the season of conferences at the School of Psychology, Catholic University of Chile, Interdisciplinary Center for intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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