These study guides briefly summarize the key issues surrounding a particular theme related to international conflict and peace. They are designed to serve independent learners who want to find out more about selected topics in international conflict, as well as educators who want to introduce such topics to their students. Each study guide includes a glossary, discussion questions and activities, and a list of readings and multimedia resources for additional investigation.

These teaching simulations engage students in relatively complex role-plays, challenging them to resolve deep-rooted conflicts around the world. The simulations complement the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, providing students with new opportunities to practice the critical conflict management and peacebuilding skills introduced in the Toolkit, skills that in turn strengthen their ability to be effective during the simulation.

Learn more about our resources for educators.