History & Mission
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship originated as a response to faculty and student interests that emerged during the College’s 1999 Middle States review for accreditation. The original objectives of the Center were: 1) “to foster interdisciplinary work by linking the various academic divisions in a common academic and outreach enterprise”, and 2) “to be outward looking – both in its intellectual focus and in its concern with connecting faculty and students to individuals and organizations outside the Haverford community.” Over the past six years the Center has grown and evolved to accommodate the changing concerns, both on campus and in the greater world, however we have not strayed far from our original aims. We continue to expand our programming in response to the increasing interest in our mission and we invite and welcome you to take part in our work!
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship advances Haverford’s long-standing commitment to peace and social justice through research, education and action. The Center integrates innovative scholarship and responsible civic engagement around contemporary issues of global significance. With its commitment to knowledge as the foundation for effective action, the Center embodies Haverford’s scholarly and ethical mission as a premier liberal arts college.