International conflict management

This course focuses generally on the field of conflict resolution, including the various approaches a conflict management expert can use in helping parties resolve their differences. It seeks to understand the dynamics that lead to conflict escalation and the strategic choices made by practitioners to support parties in the search for solutions. The course will look at how design conflict management approaches depending the stage of the conflict, level of analysis, and the level of intervention. The course is a practice-oriented course underpinned by theoretical understanding.