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The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) is an academic and community engagement program that promotes and offers opportunity for students, faculty, and the non-university community to research, to learn, and to analyze the varied causes and consequences of conflict, the history of peace promotion efforts internationally, visual and literary representations of conflict and peace, and methods of conflict resolution.  Fundamental to both academic and community outreach programs is a focus on human respect, human rights, and human responsibility. The Center provides an interdisciplinary academic program of study that crosses traditional divisions separating the humanities, arts, and sciences and allows students, faculty, and the larger, non-academic community opportunity to understand peace and conflict issues through multiple forms of presentation and in multiple contexts.

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."

-- Omar Bradley, US Army General