The Certificate in Nonviolent Conflict teaches the use of non-violent tools of statecraft in conflicts, based on an appreciation of how to manage diverse and often conflicting interests within and among nations. It is specifically designed to maximize the non-military instruments of power so as to minimize the necessity of using force. Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in diplomacy, conflict resolution, public diplomacy, and work with non-governmental organizations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to nonviolent conflict.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use of non-violent tools of statecraft in conflicts, based on an appreciation of how to manage diverse and often conflicting interests within and among nations.
- 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 609 Economic Statecraft and Conflict
- IWP 631 Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy OR IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 670 Counter-Terror through Full Spectrum Cultural Engagement
(choose two for a total of 20 credits for the Certificate)
- IWP 616 U.S. National Security Strategy and Emerging Threats OR IWP 659 Enemy Threat Doctrine of Global Jihadism
- IWP 625 Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution
- IWP 640 Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis
- IWP 657 U.S. Approaches to Irregular Warfare (2 credits)
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security