Themes of the IPCR Program
International Peace and Conflict Resolution themes include:
- Contending theories of conflict, the causes of war, organized violence and the conditions for peace, their basic assumptions, and their relationship to present global policies, structures, and events.
- Alternative approaches to peacemaking, their basic assumptions and methodologies, and their application to current conflict situations.
- The role of culture and cross-cultural communication in conflict situations, conflict resolution, international negotiations, realization of human rights, and the role of identity labels such as gender, race, ethnicity and their role in conflict dynamics and conflict resolution. Development of skills in critical analysis and conflict resolution alternatives.
- Values and ethics embedded in different religious traditions as well as ways of fostering reconciliation and coexistence.