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.
- IWP 625 Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution
- IWP 649 Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States
Elective Courses (Choose a total of 12 credits):
- IWP 607 US Nonproliferation and Nuclear Policy
- IWP 621 Stabilization and Nation-Building: History and Policy
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence
- IWP 673 Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security
- IWP 669 Counterterrorism and the Democracies
- IWP 670 Counterterrorism through Cultural Engagement and Development
- IWP 686 Terrorist Advocacy and Propaganda (2 credits)
- IWP 687 U.S. Bilateral Security Agreements (2 credits)
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.