Heravi Peace Institute

Is Peace Buildable?

The world needs more people in it committed to creating peace, and we aim to empower students with the skills needed to bring about social change. The Heravi Peace Institute at Utah State University prepares students to enter the workforce already adept at cultural peacebuilding, conflict management, nonprofit work, and the power to create intentional relationships and enact change in their communities.
This institute, housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is an academic program that supports student internships and other experiential learning, faculty and student research activities, and ongoing programming and public outreach in the field of peacebuilding through the proactive implementation of skills in a variety of settings and institutions to practice nonviolent collaboration and conflict transformation at the personal, interpersonal, family, community, intergroup, national, and international levels.

What we offer students

This uniquely interdisciplinary approach combines coursework from history, political science, communication studies, religious studies, and others to equip students with vital and marketable skills alongside strategic and creative approaches to conflict. Graduates leave as thoughtful professionals and active citizens ready to help build peaceful and transformative societies. And because these certificates are designed to compliment existing majors and minors, USU students can explore these skills without changing programs.