Conflict Resolution

This course provides students with a working knowledge and experience of conflict resolution. We explore the history, methodology, theories, and practice in conflict resolution, as the field evolves in the post-9/11 strategic environment. Basic concepts in the literature are analyzed along with a comparison of strategic alternatives in the areas of relationship, power balance, communication, perception of value differences, and tactics. Case studies analyze conflicts in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Other modules address the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as religion in conflict resolution, the resolution of ecological conflicts as well as the relevance of crisis mapping to conflict analysis and uses of mobile technology in conflict environments. For insight into the literature, the main core text, Contemporary Conflict Resolution, may be consulted. Multiple copies are on reserve at the program's offices (19 University Place, Office 534) for IR MA candidate use outside the classroom. The course is selected to take part in the U.S. Department of State Peer 2 Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism university educational initiative (see article on npr.organd YouTube video here for related information), which may be relevant to the acquisition of practical skills as well as thesis research. For more information, please contact Professor Colette Mazzucelli at cgm7@nyu.edu

This course provides students with a working knowledge and experience of conflict resolution. We explore the history, methodology, theories, and practice in conflict resolution, as the field evolves in the post-9/11 strategic environment. Basic concepts in the literature are analyzed along with a comparison of strategic alternatives in the areas of relationship, power balance, communication, perception of value differences, and tactics. Case studies analyze conflicts in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Other modules address the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as religion in conflict resolution, the resolution of ecological conflicts as well as the relevance of crisis mapping to conflict analysis and uses of mobile technology in conflict environments.

Course Information

INTRL-GA1760

Graduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Colette Mazzucelli
F: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM BOBS 836
1
Colette Mazzucelli
F: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM BOBS LL141