Resources

Internships

Successful completion of either an internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX 92a/b) or a PAX related senior honors thesis in one's major is a core requirement for completing the Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies program.

PAX has assembled lists of internship opportunities, both local and abroad. 

Other Resources

Swarthmore College has assembled an extensive database of conscientious objector resources. Included in this resource list are:

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) is an interuniversity partnership that pursues original urban research on the cutting edge of scholarship and public policy, with an emphasis on opportunities created by novel digital data. BARI's annually updated econometrics use administrative data to describe the neighborhoods of Boston. Its projects involve urban sustainability, "seeing" neighborhoods through "big" data, school choice, urban mobility, and much more. Browse their website to access all their research, or sign up for their mailing list to get updates.

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This is an online course taught by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with Nonviolent Peaceforce. Students wishing to take this course for college credit would enroll in the course through Merrimack College.

Watch Merrimack College's video Nonviolent Peaceforce: An Introduction

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is the practice of civilians protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict, imminent violence, and post-crisis situations. It involves expatriate civilians protecting national civilians, national civilians protecting each other, and even national civilians protecting expatriate civilians. The practice of UCP is nonviolent and nonpartisan. Protection is provided on invitation from local actors. It supports local actors as they work to address the roots and consequences of violent conflict. This practice is grounded in international law, in the principle of civilian immunity in war, and in the protection afforded by international conventions. This course aims to make a contribution to the common objectives of protecting civilians and keeping peace. More specifically, this course provides an introduction to the foundations of UCP, its principles, methods and required skills, as well as offers an overview of UCP in practice.

Complete information about the course is available on Merrimack's website. Feel free to email Merrimack's Office of Professional Studies with any questions.

Far too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group's chances of success. Gene Sharp researched and cataloged these 198 methods and provided a rich selection of historical examples in his seminal work, "The Politics of Nonviolent Action (3 Vols.) Boston: Porter Sargent, 1973."

Download the 198 methods

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