IPCR Student Experiences
The world is our classroom and global field experiences are the cornerstone of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, providing students with unparalleled practical, hands-on opportunities to hone professional skills, engage in experiential learning, and develop a network and community of colleagues. By graduation, IPCR students are not only well trained and educated but already out in the world actively building peace as advocates, activists, social entrepreneurs, and NGO program managers.
Engage in Real-World Experiences
Classroom and global field experiences are the cornerstone of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program.
Field Experiences and Internships
You will engage in significant “real world” experience through internships, project-based learning, and global field work through our Global Field Study courses. In IPCR, we believe it’s essential to be global citizens living and engaging in meaningful cross-cultural exchanges to be effective peacebuilders.
Our scholars are also practitioners, connecting their research with real-world application. Our courses reflect that through the incorporation of project-based learning. In many courses, you will work independently and in small groups on developing practical solutions to real-world problems.
Bringing It All Together
All students conduct a Thesis and Capstone Project during the final semester of the program. The Capstone Project gives you the opportunity to integrate your theory and coursework with your internships and field experiences in a professional project. The project typically takes the form of a policy analysis, a stakeholder assessment, or a program plan, although an individually-designed project that reflects your specific career objective(s) is possible as well. Capstone students meet in a weekly seminar class where faculty provide feedback and support.
Capstone Project Examples
- The Kurdish Question in Turkey: A Conflict Assessment
- Terrorism in Africa: A Stakeholder Analysis of Boko Haram’s Insurgence in Nigeria
- Germany’s Refugee Policy Leadership in the EU
- Promoting a Peaceful Resolution to the Yemen War
- Red-Kite Project Training of Trainers: A Program Proposal
- Regaining Agency: Domestic and International Psychological First Aid
- Private to Public: A Workshop on Understanding Gender Bias in Our Community