Twentieth Century Politics and Diplomacy: Case Studies in War and Peace

IWP 620
Four credits

This course examines the most significant developments which have made the 20th century the most violent and revolutionary era in world history. It analyzes the causes and circumstances of each of the major wars of the 20th century: World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. Special emphasis is placed on the structure of the international system, the role of geopolitical and ideological movements, and the failure of peace settlement diplomacy.

Semester Available


Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Principal Professor


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