Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies Program

Minor in Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies

Students who entered Brandeis prior to June 1, 2022 and wish to take Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX) as a minor should consult with the PAX program advisers. Students who entered Brandeis after June 1, 2022 will not be admitted.

The peace, conflict and coexistence studies (PAX) minor at Brandeis University offers you opportunities and resources to explore the rich and diverse coexistence and conflict resolution fields. It is more important than ever to understand the political, economic, religious, psychological and social underpinnings of intra- and international conflict. PAX at Brandeis examines the many meanings of "security," investigates the nature of power and political participation, contrasts "war culture" with "peace culture" and develops conflict-addressing ideas and methods that honor the integrity of all parties involved.

History of the Minor

The PAX (Latin for peace) program was founded in 1984 and initially focused on the Cold War and the nuclear threat. When the Soviet Union dissolved, attention shifted to a more universal study of coexistence and conflict resolution. The program was subsequently renamed Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies. 

Peace at Brandeis

Internships and Study Abroad

Awards and Fellowships

Careers and Alumni