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.
Author and attorney Dean Strang represented Steven Avery, the defendant at the trial that was the center of the Netflix documentary Making A Murderer. He will speak at Hamline about some of the problems in the administration of justice that were on display in that case and the film on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Center Room 112. The event is sponsored by Hamline's Center for Justice and Law. All are welcome.
A book co-authored by Professor Patricia Palmerton, communication studies and conflict studies, was just released. Oral Communication in the Disciplines: A Resource for Teacher Development and Training was published by Parlor Press.
Sarah Greenman, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, moderated a panel discussion that aimed to help Falcon Heights set a new direction for policing on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Falcon Heights Church.