Dickinson is collaborating with the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute to create exciting new educational opportunities for students and faculty in Dickinson's new security-studies program. These include internships, workshops, research and publication opportunities, teaching exchanges and faculty-development programs that advance understanding of peacekeeping and stability operations.
The United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute is an information conduit for the U.S. Army's stability and peace operations. Its mission is to study and communicate methods to achieve and sustain international peace and stability. It is therefore a valuable resource for students in Dickinson’s new security-studies program, as they study international-relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. national-security policy and strategy and transnational issues and concerns. It is also particularly valuable to students pursuing careers in policy studies, political science, international relations, the military and the environmental sciences. [Article continues below.]
- President Durden
- Celebrating a Collaboration
- Col. John Kardos
- Agreement Achieved
President William G. Durden '71 delivers opening remarks at a ceremony marking the collaboration between Dickinson College and the United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.
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The agreement is a natural one. Speaking in an April 7 ceremony to mark the agreement, President William G. Durden '71 noted the broad linguistic and cultural knowledge and adaptive communication skills that 21st-century military officers must acquire—knowledge and skills that are hallmarks of the liberal-arts education.
As a result of Dickinson's partnership with the United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, students who are curious about the world will be better equipped to embrace new ways of thinking, solve problems creatively and address important social issues purposefully, as they address security, defense, conflict and strategic issues across our nation and around the globe.
Learn more about Dickinson’s new certificate program in security studies.
Read more about Dickinson’s network of agreements with excellent graduate schools, both nationally and internationally, to further enhance the skills student's need for the 21 st century.
Photos by A. Pierce Bounds '71