In the spring of 2020, public history students at Portland State University undertook research on the development of the Conflict Resolution program at PSU. Their impetus was the upcoming 25th anniversary of the program. As historians, they took a richly contextual approach to their work. They framed questions about PSU in the 1990s that engaged the first Iraq war and that conflict’s complicated relationship to the history of war and peace in the United States. Since the celebration of the CR program would also be a commemoration, students also read broadly on how war, peace, and other human conflicts—notably, racial struggles in the U.S.—have been remembered and memorialized. As they approached the oral history part of their investigations, the group settled on a major, common question: if conflict resolution was the “answer” at PSU in the early 1990s, what was the “question”?