Center for Global Affairs
Peacemaking & Peacebuilding
In an increasingly interdependent world, the need for negotiations and peacemaking as tools for interactive deliberations, problem solving and deal making is paramount. This course considers a wide diversity of negotiation styles, such as informal as well as formal negotiations, ranging from Cold War superpower bargaining to multilateral standing conferences to extended negotiation processes involving states, NGOs, and third-party facilitators and brokers. The course also highlights several approaches to conflict resolution and peacemaking formulated by leading scholars with special emphasis on negotiation, mediation and other relevant aspects. Based on an introductory survey of current theoretical approaches to negotiation and peacemaking, a concerted effort will be made to examine in some detail a number of carefully selected cases and extract relevant lessons for a deeper understanding of these methods of dealing with tensions and violent conflicts in the modern world.