INTRODUCTION TO PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES
Key questions in the field of peace and conflict studies are investigated: What are the causes and conditions of violence and the conditions that foster peace and social justice? What is the difference between “negative” and “positive” peace? How do ordinary citizens, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations contribute to peacebuilding? What are the ethical values and practical tools of peacebuilders across cultures and traditions? The aim of the course is to deepen understanding of peace research and initiatives as well as the root causes of violence.