INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-461
Topics in Peace, Global Security, and Conflict Resolution (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including peace and social justice, international security, causes of war, and human and global security. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-210.

SISU-461
001H
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Peace, Global Security, and Conflict Resolution (3)

Peacemaking and Intractable Conflict

This course provides an in-depth analysis of both official and unofficial third party peacemaking interventions in intractable conflict, as represented by various forms of mediation and by problem-solving methods captured under the approach of interactive conflict resolution. The focus of interventions is primarily on applications of mediation and third party consultation, both separately and in combination, to violent and protracted ethnopolitical conflicts with international ramifications. In addition to discussing current issues in mediation and interactive conflict resolution, the course assesses the potential for complementarity between official (Track I) and unofficial (Track II) diplomacy through an evaluation of selected cases. Meets with SIS-619 020.