Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

How can we explain the many violent conflicts around the world today? What is the lived experience of people in conflict-affected contexts? What can international and local actors do to build peace? These are just some of the many questions that undergraduate students will tackle in this introduction to peace and conflict studies. Students will become familiar with theoretical perspectives, real-world examples, and analytical skills to better understand, critically evaluate, and respond to contemporary issues related to peace and conflict. See the fall 2018 syllabus here and learn more about my approach here.
This is the core course for the NYU undergraduate minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.