Conflicts and Global Responses

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Conflicts and Global Responses

Spring 2021

Taught By: Peter Hoffman

Section: A

CRN: 2985

Credits: 3

This class analyzes the causes, dynamics, and consequences of contemporary armed conflicts, and examines global responses embodied in conflict management strategies and tools. It begins by laying out the major perspectives on conflicts and conflict response that are rooted in rationalist and critical traditions of Security Studies and Strategic Studies. The class then examines the historical and political contexts that have shaped and continue to shape contemporary international conflicts, namely, the early inter-state system, the 19th century, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. With this background the class investigates recent and ongoing cases of armed conflict from the so-called "New Wars" of the 1990s through the post-September 11, 2001 period. These include: Somalia and the Horn of Africa; Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Afghanistan-Pakistan; Iraq, Syria, and Iran; Sudan, Darfur, and South Sudan; Libya, Mali, and Yemen; Israel-Palestine; and the drug war in Colombia and Mexico. The final section of the class will consider drivers of conflict and conflict management and assess future prospects for international conflict management.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security 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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 4:50am 6/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021