Executive Seminar

Conflict prevention and crisis management - Selected case studies in international negotiations

This seminar deals with several multilateral diplomatic efforts that have been made to end serious conflicts in Wider Europe since the end of the Cold War. The first sessions will look at international responses to the outbreak of violent conflict in the former Yugoslavia, with a particular focus on the efforts that led to the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia in 1995, as well as at the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999 and the subsequent negotiations on the status of Kosovo. The second part will deal with the management of more recent issues, including the Russo-Georgian War of 2008 and the ongoing conflict in and over Ukraine.

The seminar sheds light on the factors that shape international negotiations and analyses various diplomatic strategies to enable the peaceful (or, if necessary, forceful) resolution of violent conflicts. By focussing on in-depth case studies, participants will learn how negotiators can deal with difficult counterparts, change the incentive structures of the actors involved, or devise face-saving measures that can pave the way for the first requirement of sustainable peace: a peace agreement.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Leadership and Management, the Certificate in Intersectoral Management, or the Certificate in Managing International Cooperation and Development.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)

Requirements

  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English

Workload

  • 2.5 days in Berlin, as well as additional time for the preparation of the seminar
  • No follow-up assignment is required

Seminar times

  • Day 1: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Day 2:   9:00 - 18:00
  • Day 3:   9:00 - 16:00

Seminar fee

€ 1,690

Seminar fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

Terms and Conditions

Registration

Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

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