This course will introduce students to the broad array of theoretical and empirical perspectives on conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Drawing on contributions from various disciplines, it will give students tools to measure historical and contemporary conflicts and to analyze peace efforts and processes around the world. Key questions include: What are the foundations of armed conflict and violence? What roles do race, religion, gender, sexuality, and colonialism play in warmaking and peacebuilding? What does peace mean to different parties? How is peace achieved, and what role does the international community play? Students will become familiar with key concepts and theories in the field and prepare for future coursework in peacebuilding and related fields.