Violence and Identity

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Violence and Identity

Spring 2023

Taught By: Feridoon Koohi-Kamali

Section: AX

CRN: 7018

Credits: 4

Required text: A K Sen (2002, Penguin) Identity and Violence This is multidisciplinary course exploring the links between identity and violence from two different perspectives. The first part examines some key empirical studies that view identity as inborn characteristic of persons and its consequences for the provision of public goods and inequality. The second part will view identity as a choice variable with multiple dimensions based on the Sen view of identity in segments in weekly class discussion. Through an examination of different theories and empirical evidence, students learn how narrow identity can affect living standard and economic development adversely and move individuals and communities to see violence as a tool to resolves their differences.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:36pm EST 11/30/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 913

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023