This program examines various methods of detecting, preventing, and mitigating various types of international, inter-tribal, and other civil conflicts which may have international sources and implications. Its curriculum explores both theory and practice: the most useful and effective understandings of the nature of peace, and how it is based on proper concepts of building human community and political order; how to handle the strategic environment in failed and failing states as well as those with regions torn by civil conflict; how to conduct various forms of strategic engagement through public diplomacy, foreign assistance, the development of relationships of trust; how to navigate the ideological and religious terrain in ways that can prevent or mitigate radicalization; and the role and record of exporting democratic ideas and institutions to prevent and mitigate conflict.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to conflict prevention.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various methods of detecting, preventing, and mitigating various types of international, inter-tribal, and other civil conflicts which may have international sources and implications.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.
- IWP 625 Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution
- IWP 649 Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States
(Choose a total of 12 credits)
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 669 Counterterrorism and the Democracies
- IWP 670 Counter-Terror through Full Spectrum Cultural Engagement
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security
- IWP 686 Terrorist Advocacy and Propaganda (2 credits)
- IWP 687 U.S. Bilateral Security Agreements (2 credits)
- IWP 708 Female Roles in Contemporary Insurgencies & Small Armies (2 credits)