International Conflict Resolution and Group Reconciliation

3 credits


Peace Studies
College of Arts and Science

Theories of conflict resolution. We will study achieving peace through techniques and institutions that attempt personal and interactive reconciliation of opposing groups personally. Case studies might include the “Truth and Reconciliation” committees following South African Independence, and similar projects to promote inter-group understanding in Middle East conflicts. The course will then analyze examples of the resolution of major international conflicts and issues, such as the Irish Peace Accords, the Camp David peace process for the Middle East, Strategic Nuclear Arms Limitation, and the Kyoto Protocol.