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Civil Society and NGOs

  • Taught by Activists, Nonprofit Pros, and UN Staff
  • Explores How Communities Affect Change Globally
  • Examines Civil Society Organizations

Civil society (non-state and non-business actors) has long been a force of change on the local and global scene. These courses analyze the evolving role of civil society organizations by examining their engagement with governments, international organizations, and the private sector, as well as their role in setting the agenda for change at local, national, and international levels.

Communication Strategies for Successful Crisis Management, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

Acquire a framework to apply the many communications tools available to resolve conflict situations and achieve a successful conclusion.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Facilitating Intergroup Dialogue

Gain an introduction to the role facilitation can play in creating space for groups to build authentic relationships, be creative, and take action.

2018 Fall
1 section

Applied Arts for Social Justice

Gain practical knowledge and skills in arts-based approaches to peacebuilding through exercises and activities, readings, and discussions.

Global Civil Society Organizations

Analyze the evolving role of civil society organizations by examining their interactions with international organizations and the private sector.

Sustainable Development: The Case for a Living Wage

This course examines the contemporary sustainable-development and living-wage movements and interrogates their intersections.