The students in our certificate program come from diverse backgrounds, and have varied interests. However, they all share a deep concern about the destructive conflicts which create unnecessary violence, suffering, and injustice in our world. The PACS faculty believe that these forms of conflict are not inevitable, and that they can be managed through increased understanding and effective practices. This program is dedicated to providing concepts and tools that can help students to successfully engage the potential conflicts they will encounter in their personal and professional life. Perhaps most importantly, it will connect them with other students who share these commitments, and who seek to build strong peacemaking communities on the CU Boulder campus, and in the world.