Welcome to Middle East Peace Studies
Student Peace Conference April 8 - 11, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans will host the 5th annual Student Peace Conference in Spring 2013. The Middle East Peace Studies program joins the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, the College of Music and Fine Arts, the University Honors Program, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, the Women's Resource Center, the Affirmative Action and Diversity Committee, AIGA, the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement, Sigma Kappa Alpha, and Student Advocates for Gender Equality in supporting this week long series of events. Please view the full schedule.
Make Peace, Not War
Over the last century, devastating wars and violence have plagued mankind. The threat of total annihilation remains a real possibility in an age when nuclear weapons have spread to new parts of the world. Thus, in the face of continued war and heightened militarism, Loyola University in line with its Jesuit mission of social justice aims to make a meaningful contribution to world peace by adding Middle East Peace Studies to its interdisciplinary programs.
While Peace Studies and Middle East Studies programs exist in a number of institutions, Loyola is unique in combining these two areas into a single academic program. Building on the Jesuit tradition of engaging the world by promoting a value-based education, the Middle East Peace Studies program seeks to provide an intellectual and practical response to the spread of war in the Middle East and to increased militarism throughout the world. Middle East Peace Studies courses encourage inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in a non-partisan fashion. Photos provided by Ramin Bajoghli and Reza Deghati.