The course will give students a real-life insight into the practice of international conflict and conflict management. It will explore and analyse causes and drivers of conflict, as well as the basics of the international legal and political framework underlying conflict management, as well as notable factors in conflict management and resolution such a gender. Furthermore, the course will explore in depth a number of concrete conflict cases and portray their actors, with a special focus on analysing the practice of past and present international efforts at conflict management and conflict solution, dialogue facilitation, negotiation formats, as well as their aftermaths and outcomes. The course will feature a special focus on the international hydrocarbon trade as a driver for conflict or peace.
At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:
- Understand conflict drivers and sources of conflict
- From the various case studies, be able to conclude dynamics of various types of conflicts
- Understand the international toolbox for conflict management, including its challenges and risks
This course is for 1st year MIA students only.