- Code INTR8052
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest International Relations
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Cecilia Archie
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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In 2019, this course will be offered as a 6 unit course.
For millions of people worldwide, violent conflict or the threat of violent conflict, is a daily reality. In today’s rapidly changing world, it is imperative that our responses to conflict are effective, well-informed and context appropriate. This course encourages students to think creatively about the drivers of modern armed-conflict and understand a range of approaches to peace building and negotiation. The course asks the questions: what are the defining characteristics of modern conflict, and how should peacebuilders respond to them? What is the role of the United Nations in peacebuilding? How should we respond to mass human rights violations and how should we remember violence in a way that helps to prevent its recurrence? Drawing on a range of contemporary case studies students will consider topics such as humanitarian intervention and United Nations peacekeeping, international criminal tribunals, truth and reconciliation commissions, as well as customary approaches to reconciliation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of conflict and war, and the conceptual foundations for understanding the mechanisms that drive these components of human societies
- Exhibit a practical perspective on peacebulding and conflict resolution and a developed understanding of contemporary peacebuilding efforts
- Understand key concepts including violence, truce, justice, trauma, peacekeeping, reconciliation, anomie, truth, healing and resolution, with special attention to those situations where peace processes have consistently failed to achieve their goals
- Work in various policy environments that will require sophisticated skills sets in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, with particular emphasis on communication skills
- Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Case Study Essay (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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