We invite all faculty members to participate in the discourse on peacemaking at Marquette by contributing a unique take on their discipline's contributions to and understanding of peacemaking.

Most faculty members who get involved with the Center for Peacemaking are committed to social justice and are already integrating peacemaking and nonviolence into their curriculum and research.

Faculty members have found the Center for Peacemaking to be a valuable resource and partner in advancing their research, fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration, and enhancing the classroom experience. We put together the list below to help you get the most out of what the Center has to offer, as it fits with your needs.

Research Grants and Fellowships:
  • Apply for a Rynne Fellowship to fund your summer research project
  • Apply for a Research Grant to receive funding to hire a student research assistant or for research expenses
  • Participate in an international research project with students, Center staff members, and Catholic Relief Services
  • Develop lesson plans integrating Catholic Relief Services into your classes and win cash prizes
  • Browse our directory of external peacemaking-related funding opportunities
Collaborating with other Faculty:
Engage your Students with the Center:

The Center has also compiled the following resources to encourage faculty to contribute to the scholarly discourse on peacemaking on-campus and in academic journals in the Center's identified priority research areas.

Top-tier Peace Journals:
Twelve Priority Research Areas:
  • The process of healing and reconciliation after the use of violence (random, terror, sexual, premeditated, military)
  • The reasons for the success or failure of peace agreements and accords in building nonviolent peaceful communities
  • Reasons for the success or failure of nonviolent social movements
  • Best practices for teaching about peace and conflict resolution
  • The role of religion and ethnic sources as a motivator for the expansion or the incitement to violence
  • The role of economic, governmental, and international organizations (UN, EU, WHO, etc.) policy in promoting peace
  • The use (positive or negative) of communications, technology, and social media to influence perceptions of peacemaking, of the identities of the "other," or of violence
  • The effect of language and advertising in cultural values and ethics towards gender or ethnic perceptions
  • The efficacy of peacemaking and conflict resolution in schools, the workplace, the government, or international conflicts
  • Role of literature and entertainment influencing society's attitudes towards social welfare, justice, and violence
  • Research related to the reduction of violence against women, including evaluations of efforts by health care and social service providers to reduce familial and societal violence in at-risk populations
  • Research related to the neurobiological science of peacemaking and forgiveness

Contact Patrick Kennelly (414-288-8445) with any questions regarding our faculty programs or if you would like to meet to discuss potential collaboration opportunities or how we can support your efforts in advancing peacemaking.

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