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Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance

Stellan Vinthagen Named Inaugural Chair in The Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance

Stellan Vinthagen, an internationally known Swedish peace activist and educator in conflict transformation and civil disobedience, has been named the inaugural holder of an endowed chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.        Read 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

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

Linda Tropp edits The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict

The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict

Social psychologists and peace scholars have both contributed a great deal of knowledge of the factors that enhance or inhibit conflict and the likely effectiveness of practices and interventions that address such conflict. However, contributions from these scholarly communities have grown apart and lack the integration that helped to create the interdisciplinary investigations of early peace research. This Handbook brings these perspectives together to encourage a more integrative approach to the study of intergroup conflict and peace.

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