The Peace Operations Policy Program (POPP) was established in 1994 to explore and understand the uses of military, humanitarian, and political forces in the conduct of multinational peace operations.
As part of George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, POPP offers a Master of Science degree in Peace Operations. This program explores global conflict resolution, both from theoretical and pragmatic perspectives, with particular emphasis on current events.
Course work in this interdisciplinary program is augmented by extensive research, which may be presented to policymakers at the United Nations and other multilateral agencies. Program participants have played critical roles in advising peace actions in Bosnia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
In addition to academic work, POPP faculty and staff engage in research (including ongoing development of the Conceptual Model of Peace Operations) and in practical application (including evaluation of conflict resolution programs in Liberia and Rwanda).
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