IRP380.1 International Conflict Transformation (at the U. of Florence) (Fall)

Open only to students accepted to the special program Florence Center & University of Florence (courses taught in English)

Taught in English by the University of Florence and open to Syracuse University students. This course presents concepts and theories related to the peaceful transformation of international violent conflicts, illustrating them with examples taken from global peace initiatives and Italian experiences in the field. Approaches to international conflict resolution have become widely used and discussed in the last decade, while new roles and tasks have emerged for international organizations such as the United Nations and the OSCE. At the same time, civil society organizations have increasingly played an important role in conflict resolution, through “second-track” or citizens’ diplomacy, dialogue projects, conflict sensitive approaches to development, as well as third party nonviolent intervention. The course aims at giving a theoretically-informed overview of the field and fosters critical reflection on practical work in conflict transformation.

May also be registered as PSC 380.1.

This course may follow the SU Florence Center schedule or, if taught at U. of Florence, it may require students to stay beyond the regular SU Florence program end-date.

Department: International Relations

Locations: Florence, University of Florence

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3