Welcome to our blog!
Founded in 1999, the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island seeks to build a world of mutual understanding among people, in which nonviolent processes are used to reconcile conflicts and build community. We study and apply approaches which will foster more harmonious relationships at every level. The Center accomplishes this through educational and research opportunities, leadership development, collaboration with other organizations, and facilitating nonviolence trainings throughout the state, across the country, and around the globe.
Under the guidance of our former Director and current Distinguished Scholar and consultant, Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. a close advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Director of the Poor People’s Campaign, we have created similar institutions in Colombia, Palestine, Nigeria, South Africa, and England. Now under the direction of our interim-director, Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita, we are expanding our efforts on the University campus through educational opportunities and student involvement.
Check out this blog for new information about the Center and regular updates about nonviolence trainings and other opportunities.
For More Infomation:
Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies
The University of Rhode Island
74 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
United States of America