Conflict prevention and crisis management

12-14 April 2021 | Executive seminar

This seminar deals with several multilateral diplomatic efforts 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 and the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999. The second part will deal with the management of more recent issues, including the ongoing conflict in and over Ukraine and security challenges in the MENA region.

The seminar sheds light on the factors that shape international negotiations and analyses various diplomatic strategies to enable the peaceful (or, if necessary, forceful) ending of violent conflicts. Based 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 seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

•    Certificate in Leadership and Management
•    Certificate in Global Policy and Diplomacy
•    Certificate in Management in the Public Sector
•    Certificate in Leadership in Business, Politics and Society

All skills trainings can be customised for organizational clients. Learn more.


  • Wolfgang Ischinger , Senior Professor of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice | Founding Director, Centre for International Security