Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution

IWP 625
Four credits

The purpose of this course is to help students develop a deeper appreciation of the underlying conditions that provoke conflict and, conversely, that may produce lasting peace, justice, and political order. This course introduces the larger dimensions surrounding the issues of peace, war, and conflict resolution such as the transcendent nature of lasting peace, the relationship between peace and a just moral order, and the diverse approaches to conflict resolution undertaken throughout history. The students should come to understand that peace, war, and conflict have roots and causations which transcend generations, personalities, or societies, and that a proper appreciation of these multiple factors will help place contemporary world conflicts into a larger context and thereby improve the chances for successful conflict resolution.

Semester Available


Summer Semester

Principal Professor


   John J. Tierney, Jr.
Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations; Academic Dean, Ad Interim; Chairman of the Admissions Committee {read more}