School of Peace & Conflict Studies
The Center for Applied Conflict Management transformed into the School of Peace and Conflict Studies effective August 2017. The Center for Applied Conflict Management (originally called the Center for Peaceful Change) was established in 1971 as a “living memorial” to the students killed by the Ohio National Guard during a student protest against the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. The Center was created to study and to promote peaceful mechanisms of change. Today the School of Peace and Conflict Studies regularly enrolls over 1,000 students each year in courses that teach applied skills in conflict management and nonviolent change.
MAY 4, 1970
May 4, 1970 is an important part of Kent State’s history. Learn more about May 4 and its legacy.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Center for Applied Conflict Management was part of the Department of Political Science from 1994 to 2017. The Center became the School of Peace and Conflict Studies with the College of Arts & Sciences, effective August 2017.
- Political science classes can complement your CACM undergraduate degree.
- The Washington Program in National Issues and the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues fulfill CACM internship requirements.
- Students pursuing a graduate degree in Political Science can select the Conflict Analysis & Management track as their focus area.