Course Descriptions

HS 252F — Women, Peacemaking, and Peacebuilding

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

Why do women remain sidelined when it comes to peacemaking and peacebuilding? And, what can we, as practitioners and policymakers, do to support more inclusive decision making? This course will provide an introduction to the field of women, peace, and security - from its origins as a global women’s movement to a burgeoning field of practice. We will explore a few major themes in peacemaking/peacebuilding and consider both the gendered challenges preventing women’s participation as well as opportunities to promote greater inclusion. This course is taught by a practitioner, so we will focus primarily on what women, peace, and security looks like in practice. Reading assignments and course activities include analysis of projects implemented by various UN entities, foreign governments, as well as NGOs. Usually offered every year.
Nanako Tamaru