International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

The International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution field (INCR) examines causes of violent conflict in the international context. The field focuses on theories of intergroup and ethnonational (broadly defined) conflicts, and the international dimensions of intrastate conflicts. The field also focuses on theories and practice of international negotiation, mediation, problem-solving, and various other approaches to international conflict resolution. The field covers additional topics, particularly gender, culture, development, and religion, as they relate to conflict and conflict resolution.

Field Requirements 

MALD and MIB: 3 courses in field of study

MGA: 5 courses in field of study  

Total Credits Required   

MALD and MIB: 9.0 credits 

MGA: 15.0 credits plus Practicum

  • DHP D223 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution 

  • DHP D207 Religion and Conflict in International Relations: Policymaking Assumptions, Analysis, and Design 

    DHP D220 Processes of International Negotiation  

    DHP D221 International Mediation 

    DHP D224 Negotiation and Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Past Lessons and Future Opportunities 

    DHP D225 Conflict Resolution Practice  

    DHP D232 Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies 

    DHP H261 War and Society in the Middle East in Historical Perspective 

    DHP P221 Memory Politics: Truth, Justice and Redress 

    DHP P246M Civil Resistance

    DHP P253 Sustainable Development Diplomacy 

    DHP P263 Civil Wars: Theory and Policy 

    DHP P298 Conflict in Africa  

    ILO L214M Transitional Justice

    ILO L224 Peace Operations

  • One skills course is required for the MGA. MALD and MIB students may not use these courses as a field elective unless otherwise indicated above.

    DHP D208M Research Methods and Scholarship

    DHP D218 Influencing Policy and the Global Debate: Writing Analysis and Opinion 

    DHP D220 Processes of International Negotiation

    DHP D225 Conflict Resolution Practice 

    DHP D243M Overview of Survey Methods 

    DHP D245M Working in Difficult Research Environments with Vulnerable Populations: Advanced Field Research Methods

    DHP D258 Introduction to Data Science for Global Applications

    DHP P203 Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions 

    DHP P207 GIS for International Applications

    DHP P225 Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation 

    DHP P234 The Arts of Communication 

    DHP P250 Environmental Problem Solving 

    DHP P289 Advanced Geospatial Modeling

    EIB B205 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods 

    EIB B206 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business

    EIB B262 Marketing Research and Analysis 

    EIB B291 Leadership Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path 

    EIB E210M Quantitative Methods

    EIB E213 Econometrics 

    EIB E214 International Economic Policy Analysis 

    EIB E247 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development

    ILO L215 Ethics in the Practice of Foreign Affairs

  • A practicum is required for MGA students.