Choose the Path Less Traveled. Choose the Path of a Peacebuilder.
“How will YOU change the world?” is the challenging question that confronts every student who enters the reception area of the School of Global Studies at Oklahoma State University. It also resonates with the Dambach Fellowship Founders’ Council. The Dambach Peacebuilder Endowed Fellowship is awarded to students whose response to the challenge is to become Peacebuilders. Donors to the Fund may respond to the challenge by helping develop and support those students.
The "Mind" of a Peacebuilder
A Peacebuilder evidences a strong interest in the causes of international conflict as well as in conflict prevention, conflict resolution, and, where needed, the pursuit of underlying structural societal changes by both government and non-governmental parties. Such interest is the “mind” of a Peacebuilder.
The "Heart" of a Peacebuilder
A Peacebuilder possesses the genuine desire and passionate commitment to creating a more peaceful world and to improving the lives of people limited by conflict or extreme poverty. Such desire and commitment is the “heart” of a Peacebuilder.
How Will YOU Change the World?
To qualify for a Dambach Peacebuilder Endowed Fellowship, graduate student applicants must possess both the “hearts” and the “minds” of Peacebuilders. They must dedicate themselves to a lifelong commitment to mastering the theory and practice of Peacebuilding.
The first step in that lifelong commitment requires a graduate program focusing on educating the next generation of students who have made that commitment.
To be most effective, the program must be an integral part of “a school with a vision.” The Council concluded that the primary components are present in the purposeful graduate studies program leading to a Master’s in Global Studies in the School of Global Studies at OSU.