Geneva & London: International Conflict Resolution (Summer)
This program introduces students to international conflict resolution in the light of contemporary conflicts and global security concerns.
The first half of the program will take place in Geneva, where students will analyze contemporary conflicts and the roles of human rights, religion, foreign intervention, and intercultural communication in conflict resolution. The second half of the program, in London, will focus on case studies in conflict resolution, including Northern Ireland, Cyprus, and Kashmir. Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin.
Students take these two courses:
CAS IR 562: (Geneva, first three weeks) Conflict Resolution: Concepts and Institutions (4)
An overview of the history and theory of conflict resolution. Students visit a range of UN agencies and NGOs working on these issues in Geneva. Syllabus
CAS IR 565: (London, last three weeks) Conflict Resolution: Workshops and Case Studies (4)
Concentrates on three case studies, each of which reflects a different aspect of the problems associated with conflict resolution and each has a British dimension. Must be taken in conjunction with Conflict Resolution: Concepts and Institutions, taught in Geneva. Syllabus
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The International Conflict Resolution Program is administered by staff in our Boston, London and Geneva offices. In Boston, a program manager facilitates the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in London and Geneva. The Boston Office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In London and Geneva, the staff comprises of a director and administrative, academic, and housing personnel.