laber law

About this course

We begin this course exploring ideas related to “my peace”. We then discuss some of the fundamental ideas of peace studies to reflect on “our peace”. Examining our intra-personal or peace is foundational to peace-building. This is because social peace is more possible when more of the individuals that make up the group have a better practice for finding their inner peace. Social peace here is understood as encompassing both inter-personal and inter-group interactions. Furthermore, when we design policies, our understanding of inner and social peace dimensions informs the why and what of policies, and how they are realized. During the four hours of contact time, we shall discuss what we need to encourage civic and civil engagement as well as the environment dimension of peace.

Learning Outcomes
    On completing the course, students will be able to:
  • Articulate their hidden assumptions about human nature.
  • Practice and explain skills that contribute to their personal inner peace, and non-violent engagement with inter-personal conflict.
  • Explain the thread linking their intra-personal peace to constructive inter-group conflict engagement.
  • Articulate foundational ideas of the field of peace studies.
  • Examine how existing structures and institutions can be leveraged for their own contributions to peace-building and conflict transformation.
Total Modules
  • Inner dimension of peace
  • Social dimension of peace
  • To build cultures of peace

Total Exercises

11 lessons

Course duration

40 hours

Course Type


Social and Inner Dimensions of Peace