2017-2018 Topic

Violence and Non-Violence

Students will participate in a two-semester course sequence, including a seminar featuring guest speakers from Oxford, several Rutgers departments, and special guests from Washington and the United Nations, as well as state and local leaders from both public and private sectors. There will be collaborative research opportunities with faculty and fellow students. Experts will lead trips to briefing sessions and workshops at the United Nations. Students will also travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with leaders on Capitol Hill and at the White House, and to attend a roundtable with journalists and additional leaders from both the public and private sectors.
The program combines academic and policy perspectives on democracy and democratic revolution. Participants from global affairs agencies, law, business, and labor as well as the academy will help participants to bridge the oft-cited divide between the scholarly community and decision-makers working outside of academia. Students will receive scholarship aid and research support. 
In the fall, students will enroll in a three-credit inter-disciplinary seminar. In the spring, students will enroll in a three-credit independent study for which they will write a research paper related to a topic of interest from the fall seminar. Please note: students must take both semesters to receive the fellowship. The special topics seminar will count as an honors seminar for members of the SAS Honors Program. For questions about major or minor credit or distribution requirements, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .