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Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention

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The center is affiliated with Psychology, Theatre Arts, Religion and Culture, History, Green Engineering, and Human Development. The University Curriculum Committee has approved the minor, and introductory course, and a capstone seminar course.  Courses are taught by faculty across Virginia Tech, as well as visiting instructors from such outside organizations as the United States Institute of Peace and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. In its role as an innovative hub for transdisciplinary research, education, service learning, and outreach, the center organizes educational conferences and symposia that bring together scholars, practitioners, and other members of the community in a dynamic learning environment dedicated to the study and prevention of violence in global and local contexts.