Our Mission

The Baker Institute's mission is to apply the resources of the academic community to the study of warfare and deep rooted conflict as human problems and to the study of peace as a human potential.

On campus, the Baker Institute supports a vibrant and engaged community of learners, and a curricular and co-curricular academic program that asks students and faculty to stretch and challenge themselves in relation to addressing war, peace, and justice. Externally, the Baker Institute fosters partnerships that facilitate the mutual growth and development of the field, both within the academy and among local, national, and international institutions.

Our Mission

The Baker Institute's mission is to apply the resources of the academic community to the study of warfare and deep rooted conflict as human problems and to the study of peace as a human potential.

On campus, the Baker Institute supports a vibrant and engaged community of learners, and a curricular and co-curricular academic program that asks students and faculty to stretch and challenge themselves in relation to addressing war, peace, and justice. Externally, the Baker Institute fosters partnerships that facilitate the mutual growth and development of the field, both within the academy and among local, national, and international institutions.

Our Mission

The Baker Institute's mission is to apply the resources of the academic community to the study of warfare and deep rooted conflict as human problems and to the study of peace as a human potential.

On campus, the Baker Institute supports a vibrant and engaged community of learners, and a curricular and co-curricular academic program that asks students and faculty to stretch and challenge themselves in relation to addressing war, peace, and justice. Externally, the Baker Institute fosters partnerships that facilitate the mutual growth and development of the field, both within the academy and among local, national, and international institutions.

Our Goals

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    To provide the best possible undergraduate education in peace and conflict studies to students of Juniata College including emphasis on both practical and theoretical knowledge and on preparation for graduate education and useful careers.

    To provide the best possible undergraduate education in peace and conflict studies to students of Juniata College including emphasis on both practical and theoretical knowledge and on preparation for graduate education and useful careers.

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    To providing continuing adult education and community outreach in conflict management and war/peace studies through seminars, conferences, public lectures and workshops.

    To provide continuing adult education and community outreach in conflict management and war/peace studies through seminars, conferences, public lectures and workshops.

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    To provide leadership in the development of peace and conflict studies as an academic program through research, curriculum development, consultation and education.

    To provide leadership in the development of peace and conflict studies as an academic program through research, curriculum development, consultation and education.

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    To initiate and support cooperation among existing programs and institutions that will strengthen peace and conflict studies in content and methodology, and will enhance its leitimacy and develop its constituency both in and out of the academic community.

    To initiate and support cooperation among existing programs and institutions that will strengthen peace and conflict studies in content and methodology, and will enhance its legitimacy and develop its constituency both in and out of the academic community.

Internships & Exchanges

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PACS students experience peacebuilding outside the classroom in meaningful internships at organizations like the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., Pachaysana Institute in Quito, Ecuador, and more.

Internships & Exchanges

PACS students experience peacebuilding outside the classroom in meaningful internships at organizations like the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., Pachaysana Institute in Quito, Ecuador, and more.

photo of students at the capital

Internships & Exchanges

PACS students experience peacebuilding outside the classroom in meaningful internships at organizations like the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., Pachaysana Institute in Quito, Ecuador, and more.

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Internships & Exchanges

PACS students experience peacebuilding outside the classroom in meaningful internships at organizations like the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., Pachaysana Institute in Quito, Ecuador, and more.

photo of students at the capital

Internships & Exchanges

PACS students experience peacebuilding outside the classroom in meaningful internships at organizations like the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., Pachaysana Institute in Quito, Ecuador, and more.

photo of students at the capital

Student Peace Fund

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PACS students who seek support for peace-related travel and research opportunities can apply for funding through The Baker Institute’s Student Peace Fund. Recent SPF recipients have used awarded funds to complete arts-in-peacebuilding projects with Ecuadorian high school students, attend peace-themed conferences, and intern with a nonprofit organization helping survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

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Student Peace Fund

PACS students who seek support for peace-related travel and research opportunities can apply for funding through The Baker Institute’s Student Peace Fund. Recent SPF recipients have used awarded funds to complete arts-in-peacebuilding projects with Ecuadorian high school students, attend peace-themed conferences, and intern with a nonprofit organization helping survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

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Student Peace Fund

PACS students who seek support for peace-related travel and research opportunities can apply for funding through The Baker Institute’s Student Peace Fund. Recent SPF recipients have used awarded funds to complete arts-in-peacebuilding projects with Ecuadorian high school students, attend peace-themed conferences, and intern with a nonprofit organization helping survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

photo of student peace fund recipient

Student Peace Fund

PACS students who seek support for peace-related travel and research opportunities can apply for funding through The Baker Institute’s Student Peace Fund. Recent SPF recipients have used awarded funds to complete arts-in-peacebuilding projects with Ecuadorian high school students, attend peace-themed conferences, and intern with a nonprofit organization helping survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

photo of student peace fund recipient

Student Peace Fund

PACS students who seek support for peace-related travel and research opportunities can apply for funding through The Baker Institute’s Student Peace Fund. Recent SPF recipients have used awarded funds to complete arts-in-peacebuilding projects with Ecuadorian high school students, attend peace-themed conferences, and intern with a nonprofit organization helping survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

Study Abroad Scholarship

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Studying abroad is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education. PACS students recently studied abroad in France, Ecuador, Mexico, and Kyrgzstan. In the 2022-’23 academic year, two students will study abroad at Linnaeus University as part of a 1:1 exchange program established by The Baker Institute—Juniata’s first partnership in Sweden.

Study Abroad Scholarship

Studying abroad is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education. PACS students recently studied abroad in France, Ecuador, Mexico, and Kyrgzstan. In the 2022-’23 academic year, two students will study abroad at Linnaeus University as part of a 1:1 exchange program established by The Baker Institute—Juniata’s first partnership in Sweden.

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Study Abroad Scholarship

Studying abroad is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education. PACS students recently studied abroad in France, Ecuador, Mexico, and Kyrgzstan. In the 2022-’23 academic year, two students will study abroad at Linnaeus University as part of a 1:1 exchange program established by The Baker Institute—Juniata’s first partnership in Sweden.

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Study Abroad Scholarship

Studying abroad is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education. PACS students recently studied abroad in France, Ecuador, Mexico, and Kyrgzstan. In the 2022-’23 academic year, two students will study abroad at Linnaeus University as part of a 1:1 exchange program established by The Baker Institute—Juniata’s first partnership in Sweden.

photo of study abroad in Costa Rica

Study Abroad Scholarship

Studying abroad is the cornerstone of a liberal arts education. PACS students recently studied abroad in France, Ecuador, Mexico, and Kyrgzstan. In the 2022-’23 academic year, two students will study abroad at Linnaeus University as part of a 1:1 exchange program established by The Baker Institute—Juniata’s first partnership in Sweden.

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Events

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The Baker Institute brings in scholars, artists, activists, and peace practitioners to lecture, visit classrooms, and conduct trainings and workshops for the campus community and beyond.

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Events

The Baker Institute brings in scholars, artists, activists, and peace practitioners to lecture, visit classrooms, and conduct trainings and workshops for the campus community and beyond.

photo of peace tech workshop

Events

The Baker Institute brings in scholars, artists, activists, and peace practitioners to lecture, visit classrooms, and conduct trainings and workshops for the campus community and beyond.

photo of peace tech workshop

Events

The Baker Institute brings in scholars, artists, activists, and peace practitioners to lecture, visit classrooms, and conduct trainings and workshops for the campus community and beyond.

photo of peace tech workshop

Events

The Baker Institute brings in scholars, artists, activists, and peace practitioners to lecture, visit classrooms, and conduct trainings and workshops for the campus community and beyond.

Scholars and Partners

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The Baker Institute has sponsored partnerships with external leaders in the peacebuilding field, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Waging Nonviolence, and more. We connect PACS students with the invaluable resources of these organizations.

Scholars and Partners

The Baker Institute has sponsored partnerships with external leaders in the peacebuilding field, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Waging Nonviolence, and more. We connect PACS students with the invaluable resources of these organizations.

photo of Baker Institute staff and partners

Scholars and Partners

The Baker Institute has sponsored partnerships with external leaders in the peacebuilding field, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Waging Nonviolence, and more. We connect PACS students with the invaluable resources of these organizations.

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Scholars and Partners

The Baker Institute has sponsored partnerships with external leaders in the peacebuilding field, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Waging Nonviolence, and more. We connect PACS students with the invaluable resources of these organizations.

photo of Baker Institute staff and partners

Scholars and Partners

The Baker Institute has sponsored partnerships with external leaders in the peacebuilding field, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Waging Nonviolence, and more. We connect PACS students with the invaluable resources of these organizations.

photo of Baker Institute staff and partners