Established in 2006, the Public Policy Center (PPC), which includes the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (MIPCR), is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all humankind. Through an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural approach to teaching, research, service and application, future leaders and working professionals learn and practice the sought-after skills of adept public policymaking, dispute resolution and peacemaking.
Major Academic Areas
- Peace Studies
- Human Rights
- Conflict Resolution
- Public Policy
- Peace Studies broadens students’ perspectives and strengthens critical thinking on issues of war, justice, human rights and governance.
- Conflict Resolution (facilitation, mediation and negotiation) focuses on community and civic relations, and developing leadership skills to successfully navigate professional and interpersonal life.
- Public Policy emphasizes the analyses, design and evaluation of policy choices to solve public problems.