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We are currently accepting applications for graduate studies
in Social Psychology with a concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence.

For information on: 
The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program click here
Our faculty members and their research interests click here
How to apply click here

Application deadline: January 2, 2016

 Feel free to get in touch with the faculty member you would be interested in working with in advance.

We are looking forward to your application!

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

Stellan Vinthagen profiled in Waging Nonviolence and Truthout

Stellan Vinthagen

Stellan Vinthagen was profiled as Head of the first university initiative on Civil Resistance in both Waging Nonviolence and Truthout. 

With parents who were Gandhian vegetarians and a grandfather who was sent to military prison during World War II for helping Jews enter Sweden, Stellan Vinthagen has nonviolent resistance in his blood.

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Katya Migacheva accepted a position with the RAND Corporation

Katya Migacheva

Graduate Katya Migacheva recently accepted a position with the RAND Corporation (, where she now serves as an Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist. At RAND, Katya hopes to combine her expertise in both science and policy and to continue and expand her work on societies in transition and relations between racial, ethnic, and national groups.