Lessons from Notre Dame University: Teaching Peace in the 21st Century

This summer, a group of Valencia employees visited the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University to learn how they could incorporate peace studies into our curriculum.

Each of the participants brought back a new understanding of what peace in the 21st century means, how it can be integrated in every Valencia classroom, and how it can be used to better employee relations.

In the video below, you will learn about the compelling lessons from each of the participants, including Lee Thomas, dean of social sciences on East Campus, James McDonald, professor of criminal justice technology, and Terry Miller, professor of criminal justice.

The Peace and Justice Initiative is a faculty and staff guided initiative that seeks to transform the culture at Valencia by creating an environment where peace and justice for all are valued, and conflict is viewed as an opportunity for growth and transformation.

To learn more about peace studies at Valencia, contact Rachel Allen at rallen39@valenciacollege.edu or at extension 2709.

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