The Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

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The Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars, students and practitioners who, through academic programs and outreach, promote cross-cultural understanding and collaborative problem-solving. The institute emphasizes critical thinking and collaboration to groom leaders to address contemporary and complex issues in Hawaii, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

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The institute is dedicated to honoring the memory of the former U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga and implementing his hope that "every student enrolled in Hawai'i's public university system will be exposed to peace studies". Peace education and Conflict resolution are major components of the institute's academic programs.

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