PSC380.1 International Conflict Transformation (Spring)

Taught in English by the University of Florence on the Syracuse Florence campus; open to both Syracuse University program and University of Florence students. 

This course focuses on the role of international organizations and NGOs, and their use of both diplomacy and “soft” power, in the resolution of international conflicts, with examples derived from Italian, European, and global peace initiatives.  Managing, resolving and overcoming violent conflicts always entails social change, and this course will provide a theoretical overview of and foster a critical reflection on conflict resolution and social change.  The course will combine four dimensions of work: theories of conflict and its transformation; practical skills related to conflict transformation; analysis of country and sectoral case studies; the experiential dimension of personal attitudes and experiences toward conflict and positive social change. Meets with IRP 380.1.

This course follows the Syracuse Florence Center calendar.

Special enrollment: to be considered for permission to take this course, students must list course among the Primary Course Selections on their Course Preference Form and submit the form by the deadline.

This course will  not be offered in Fall 2024.

Department: Political Science

Location: Florence

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3