• Conflict Studies

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    Conflict Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Colleen Bell
    Co-Program Director

    Ken Fox
    Co-Program Director


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    Conflict Studies

  • Conflict Studies at Hamline

    The study of conflict is a study of ourselves and our relation to others at interpersonal, group, and societal levels.

    The conflict studies minor and certificate programs offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of conflict analysis and response in various settings.

    Students will be challenged to understand the nature and dynamics of conflict, to address the natural tensions between concerns for justice and concerns for peace, and to develop an appreciation for the challenges of constructive conflict resolution.

    The conflict studies minor or certificate can help you: 

    • More deeply understand the nature of conflict in an increasingly diverse world 
    • Refine your negotiation skills 
    • More appropriately intervene in conflicts

    The program offers a blend of theory and practice with significant time devoted to application. You will study with graduate students from Hamline University’s programs in education, public administration, nonprofit management, general management, and law.



  • Meet a Student
    Meet a Conflict Studies and Legal Studies Graduate
    Ahmed Sirleaf graduated in 2005 with a degree in Legal Studies and Conflict Studies.
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    Library Research resources at Hamline
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      Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.