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Linking Peace and Profits: UWM's Degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Jon Strelecki

UWM will offer a new master’s degree in sustainable peacebuilding, with applications opening in fall 2013. The new degree combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

The goal of the interdisciplinary program is to prepare graduates to be able to work with many kinds of specialists - military leaders, agriculture experts, environmentalists and business leaders. Possible career paths include international development, post-conflict reconstruction, poverty reduction and sustainable resource development.

Host Tom Luljak speaks with Rob Ricigliano, director of the UWM Institute for World Affairs, and Tim Ehlinger, faculty director of the MSP program.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.