Ethnic Conflict and Genocide

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Ethnic Conflict and Genocide

Fall 2019

Taught By: Everita Silina

Section: A

CRN: 7202

Credits: 3

In the post-cold war era identity has become a major axis of conflict and security in world politics. With the advent of an even more efficient hyper-capitalism --- driven by informational economies --- and at a time when spatial (national) barriers appear ephemeral, we need a theory-laden historiography to adequately address the challenges of "ethnic violence", in a global world. This seminar takes a multidisciplinary approach to the phenomena of genocide and ethnic conflict and uses them as a lens through which to critically examine the building blocks of modernity. Specifically, we will seek to expand our understanding of the concepts and constructions of “nation”, “ethnicity”, “progress”, and “genocide” and in doing so, come to explore several theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of social stratification and ethnic violence. The course will also focus on strategies of prevention, and how to design punishment for those responsible for genocide. We will explore the challenges faced by evidence collection for the trials and opportunities offered by the new technologies. We will examine the policy suggestions that have accompanied debates on on-going genocides and ask what steps can and should be taken to prevent their occurrence.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security 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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 1:26pm 2/16/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1106

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019