Course Descriptions

HS 210A — Coexistence and Conflict: Theory and Analysis

Open only to students enrolled in the MA program in coexistence and conflict. Other students considered with permission of the instructor.

Participants will study the current and developing theories about the causes of tension, conflict and violence within and between many societies, and at global level. In particular this course will address the ‘new’ wars that characterize the world today where issues of identity, ethnicity, race, religion, culture and nationalism are seminal to the conflicts. The course will be inclusive of all the stages of such conflicts from e.g. emerging tensions in societies at national and at global level, and the prevention, mitigation and resolution of violent conflicts, as well as post-violence and post settlement strategies. Usually offered every year.
Mari Fitzduff