Peace engineering is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes engineering for peacebuilding. The peace engineering graduate program at Drexel University was only established in 2016, but engineers have always served in the promotion of peace by providing the infrastructure for safe shelter, clean air and water, and technologies to promote communication and understanding. On the other hand, the technologies created by engineers can also serve as instigators of war and injustice.
The Peace Engineering Case Study Database is a compilation of conflicts, dilemmas, or problems in peacebuilding where engineering has been or could be useful to peacebuilders. The case study database also includes examples where engineering has been unhelpful or even detrimental in preventing or alleviating conflict. This website is intended to be a resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in peacebuilding and engineering fields alike.
The Drexel Peace Engineering program - the first of its kind in the United States - trains students from STEM backgrounds in the practice of engineering for peace with experiential co-op opportunities and research and development for the needs of peacebuilders.
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