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Peace & Global Studies:
Developing Active Peacemakers

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Peace and Global Studies (PAGS) majors explore strategies for constructing a just and peaceful world. The goal of the program is to develop your competencies in fields contributing toward social transformation and peace.

PAGS is a rigourous major, but the challenge is invigorating! Our students are known for their serious work ethic combined with their unmatched senses of humor.

Our majors are also known as passionate campus activists. They’ve been involved include in the REInvestment Campaign to urge Earlham to divest from coal and petroleum extraction; and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, in support of Palestinian nonviolent resistance to occupation.

PAGS seniors research and design public presentations on the topic of their choice. Recent topics have been: “Race and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” “Whose Bodies Matter? Drone Warfare and Surveillance” and “Is Social Media a Game-Changer for Progressive Social Movements?”

More from the PAGS Department:


Two PAGS alumni were featured guests on The Colbert Report.

The program provides internships and study abroad programs where students can apply what they have learned to particular sites under the guidance of experienced organizers and activists.

Half of Earlham's record-setting six Fulbrights and Watson Fellowships in the 2013-14 academic year were PAGS majors.

PAGS graduates work around the globe. They are affiliated with non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, political campaigns, environmental organizations, alternative media, religious organizations and international agencies.

In the United States, they are employed as mediators, rights advocates, journalists, lobbyists, community organizers, doctors, lawyers, ministers, teachers and university professors.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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