International Conflict Resolution
This course will employ a multifaceted approach to international conflict resolution, exploring the principles and theories that inform the negotiation process and its practical application in search of solutions to conflicts. The course will closely examine eight current conflicts and their unique characteristics from historical, religious, and cultural perspectives, evaluating how these characteristics might impact the search for a solution. Case studies will include the Turkey-Kurdish conflict, Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Syrian civil war, Afghanistan, the fight against ISIS, the Sunni-Shiite schism in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Turkish-Armenian conflict.
You'll Walk Away with
- A nuanced understanding of the principles and theory inherent in international conflict resolution
- Comprehensive knowledge of several international conflicts currently sweeping the Middle East in particular
- Students seeking an in-depth perspective on international negotiations and conflict resolution
- Professionals interested in learning the fundamentals of conflict resolution