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DHP P247: Civil-Military Relations

Course Description

Although recent conflict environments entered a grey area that is neither war nor peace, the complexity of civil-military relations is not new. In the last two decades, kinetic activity, wider peacekeeping, peace building and state building have been pursued simultaneously. Cyber attacks and targeted killing outside war zones add to the "grey area." This seminar will analyze how international interveners, both civil and military, deal with such complex environments. Approaches will include themes, such as lack of coordination and planning; negotiation at HQ and in the field among civilian agencies, NGOs, and the military. We will examine cases and themes, as well as theory. Prior to taking this course, students should have taken a course in security studies, negotiation, or international law.

Course faculty: Antonia Handler Chayes
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2019

Room: Isobe Room (Mugar 251f)
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
SIS number: 84420

Final Exam

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Fall 2020

Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details