Peacebuilding: Concepts, Cases, Critiques

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2022

Taught By: Tatiana Carayannis

Section: A

CRN: 14283

Credits: 3

Peacebuilding is a term widely cited as the objective of external assistance to fragile and/or conflict affected states as well as of civil society actors and political leaders in a broader range of countries. Widespread use applied to disparate countries and circumstances and by many different actors raises numerous core questions: What does peacebuilding mean, what does it entail, and who is involved? The course will begin with a discussion of basic debates on and dilemmas of peacebuilding, and then turn to a review of case studies. Each student will select a real case to examine through which the class will explore different approaches to peacebuilding, and take up issues such as ripeness, timing, and sequencing. Students will assess the relative success or failure of peacebuilding in their chosen case. As a class we will compare approaches taken in the selected cases and analyze why results varied. .

NOTE: This course was formerly titled "Peacebuilding & Development".
This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration, Development concentration, and Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 10:36am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022