School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT)

PACT event at Mocha Joe'sPACT was founded by an endowment established in 1997 through the vision of Maurice and Dondeena Caldwell. The endowment recently surpassed its $1 million goal, making it the fastest-growing endowment at AU.

The Peace and Conflict Transformation program seeks to:

  • Encourage the inclusion of the concerns of peace and conflict transformation into the existing curriculum and campus life
  • Facilitate multiple forums for students and faculty to explore and analyze the spiritual, moral, philosophical and political issues inherent in conflict and efforts for peacemaking
  • Inform students and faculty of the processes of nonviolent transformation of interpersonal, cultural, organizational and political conflict
  • Support the efforts of Anderson University personnel to teach others mechanisms for conflict transformation
  • Support research projects related to peace and conflict transformation


Contact: Thomas Tijerina, PACT director


Spring 2018 PACT Lecture Series

The PACT lecture series was an opportunity to hear from those who have devoted their lives to educating others on matters of forgiveness and reconciliation, as well as those who educate us on injustice and oppression throughout the world. View bios on the speakers below. 

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