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Making peace not war

In 2018, there were more than 200 on-going violent conflicts around the globe. Across the twentieth century over 123 million people were killed as a direct result of conflict within or between states. In this minor, students will learn about the opportunities and challenges of international interventions to ‘save humanity’, that have often resulted in only temporarily ending war, or have exacerbated on-going conflicts.  


This minor looks at causes of conflict, responses to conflict, crucial institutions in peacebuilding and lesser known actors, indigenous groups, women, civil society and the youth.


Registration is open for all students with a good command of English from all programmes of universities of applied sciences and is limited to a maximum of 40 students.


To pass the minor, students need to show their solutions to make peace instead of war. They participate in seminars, submit an individual research essay, join group role plays, visit and reflect on external United Nations-related events.

PORTFOLIO         60%



Aanvullende informatie

This multidisciplinary minor is offered by the Lectoraat (Research group) on United Nations Studies in Peace and Justice (led by Prof. dr. Alanna O’Malley), which is positioned halfway between The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University. Lecturers with various backgrounds and experts from the professional practice share insights and engage you to contribute with your ideas to peacebuilding solutions!