HS 345F — 3D Security: Diplomacy, Development and Defense

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Focuses on developing an understanding of, and response to, the security needs of a changing world order. We will examine recent efforts at coordination of diplomacy, development and defense (3Ds) as part of a new strategic framework for security sector reform. Particular attention will be given to the new paradigm of human security in which people, rather than states, become the primary beneficiaries. The scope of the course will include examination of the whole timeline from pre-war to post-war and include assessment of both government and civil society roles. We will examine the goals, strategies and tactics, as well as the challenges facing each of the Ds - within both developed and developing countries. Specific attention will be given to the challenge of integrating a holistic approach to security. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the implications for work in the fields of coexistence and sustainable international development. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Steele