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Center for the Study of Peace and Violence Prevention


Center for the Study of Peace and Violence Prevention

About the CPSVP:

The Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is an academic and research organization whose vision builds on the cultural initiatives that evolved within the Virginia Tech community after the tragedy of April 16, 2007.

The Center's educational mission envisions a world informed by cross-disciplinary work in violence prevention research, education, and hands-on learning experiences.

The CPSVP is a hub for research, education, service learning, and community outreach dedicated to the study and prevention of violence in global and local contexts.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP) and the Program in Women and Gender’s Studies (WGS) are accepting applications for the Research on Violence Program. The aim of this program is to provide faculty support for developing grant proposals. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

Click these links for full RFA, Cover Sheet, and Budget Sheet

Please contact James Hawdon, Director
Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
205a Norris Hall (0911); 540-231-7476;


Undergraduate Program:

The CPSVP has developed a new undergraduate degree option at Virginia Tech. This Minor in PEACE STUDIES & VIOLENCE PREVENTION (PSVP) will offer students an opportunity to focus on either local or global issues of peace and violence. The CPSVP offers an introductory course (PSVP/SOC 2044) that presents basic concepts and theories of peace and violence and a capstone seminar course (PSVP 4104) that permits students to crystallize what they have learned within their major fields of study, and to work closely with students from other disciplines.


Please visit our Undergraduate Program page for more information.

For more news about upcoming events, please visit our News page




Contact Information

205 Norris Hall (0911)
495 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
P: (540) 231-2345
F: (540) 231-0929

STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2015 is coming! Click here for more information.




New Course offered for Spring 2015!