School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
What do you tell a prospective graduate student who asks about job opportunities for interdisciplinary degree holders, such as in International Conflict Management (or other degrees oriented toward peace and justice studies)? First, you make the point that the degree is both academic and practice-oriented. In fact, it can be viewed as a design or applied science—design in the sense of architecture, though the artifact is a peace agreement, a policy, a program, or a diplomatic initiative; applied in that it seeks to prepare people to solve real-world problems
The Peace Chronicle: The Newsletter of the Peace and Justice Studies Association
Winter 2016-Spring 2017
Bock, Joseph G. and Guidero, Amanda, "Sidestepping Interdisciplinary Irrelevance—Current Approaches to Peace & Conflict Graduate Programs" (2016). Faculty Publications. 4070.