The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is an internationally-recognized academic gathering place where students, scholars, educators–the change makers–come together to promote mutual understanding, reconcile conflicts, and build peaceful, sustainable, and inclusive communities.
Here students gain expertise in human rights and peace studies through interdisciplinary academic coursework, nonviolence training, and hands-on experience. Faculty and scholars form unique interdisciplinary partnerships and access research on social justice and nonviolence–including one of the largest human rights data sets in the world.
- URI professor, human rights expert Skip Mark to take part in Geneva Human Rights Platform, U.N. expert roundtable, Sept. 14-15 - The introduction of new and advanced digital tools and databases designed to track human rights implementation and abuses has represented an important step forward for those working in the international human rights community.
- URI celebrates new class of Nonviolence Summer Institute graduates - URI celebrates new class of Nonviolence Summer Institute graduates
- Thupten Tendhar Delivers the Dedication Speech - The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is proud that our staff Thupten Tendhar was asked to deliver the Dedication Speech at the 2023 University of Rhode Island commencement ceremonies. Thupten talked about the importance of human values, including peace and nonviolence and living mindfully for the flourishing of self and others, to more than […]
Bringing people here and sharing this knowledge is going to change the world.Amani Matabaro Tom