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Catalonia’s decision to pursue independence from Spain through a controversial referendum erupted in chaos, uncertainty, and political turmoil. This underscores the power of identity and nationalism in human affairs and political discourse. Throughout the globe, we have seen how these issues can take the form of revolt, civil war, mass migration, and, in extreme cases, genocide. Green School faculty seek to understand these phenomena and explore the implications history, culture, and language have on national identity and how they influence domestic politics, international relations, indigenous communities, and the ability of transnational organizations to advance global peace.