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DHP D222M: The Mediation of Armed Conflict: Strategies, Methods, and Techniques

Course Description

This course explores practical mediation skills and techniques to resolve or mitigate armed conflict, ranging from initial outreach to warring parties to successfully managing a mediated process of dialogue. The course introduces international mediation and then explores how to: analyze armed conflict and design a process; build trust with and between the parties; discern and manage biases and emotions; use empathy to better understand, anticipate and influence the parties; and manage the process effectively, including through facilitating interest-based talks, managing spoilers and exploiting leverage. The course will involve facilitated discussions, group work, structured exercises and simulations.

Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 1.5

Fall 2020