Skills Institute Update Page


Here is the new and improved list of IPCR Skills >Institutes for Spring 2000. > >Please note that there has been a change in section >numbers. For students who have preregistered, there is >no need to change sections. It has already been taken >care of. Thank you. > >


SIS 639.05 THE THREE APPLICATIONS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION > Jan. 28-30 >Instructor: TBA >In this course nonviolent action is seen as a >pragmatic technique for engaging in struggle. Proper >assessment of the potential of nonviolent action is >impeded by lack of understanding of the differences >between three distinct applications of nonviolent >action: social change, social defense, and third party >nonviolent intervention. We will explore these three >applications in terms of theory and strategy. We will >also enter the practical world, learning skills which >enable participants to act more effectively in the >arena of struggle. Through this course students can >expect, whether or not they expect to become >activists, to gain enough knowledge to appreciate what >is at stake in the increasing use of nonviolent action >on the world stage. > >

SIS 639.06 GENDER IN CONFLICT AND PEACEMAKING > Feb. >4-6 >Instructor: Dr. Simona Sharoni has served as a >visiting scholar at Columbia University, taught at >Haifa University=s School of Education in Israel, and >was an assistant professor in the Washington Semester >Program on Peace and Conflict Resolution at American >University. > >This institute will explore methods of conflict and >cooperation from a variety of feminist perspectives. >It is designed to introduce gender as a significant >category of analysis for the study of local and global >politics in general and such phenomena as peace, war, >and security in particular. Contrary to the tendency >to use gender and women interchangeably, this >institute is not geared only for women. It is designed >to challenge the simplistic dichotomy of men warriors >and women peacemakers. Instead, we will look at the >workings of femininity, masculinity and gender >relations. The institute will provide students with >both analytical and practical skills to understand how >to resolve gender conflicts. In addition, the >institute will demonstrate how dealing with gender >conflicts can heighten one=s ability to intervene in >conflicts involving power disparities and structured >inequalities. Towards this end, we will explore >through a variety of exercises the intersections of >between gender and other modalities of identity, >especially race and sexuality. > >

SIS 639.07 CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS IN MULTICULTURAL >SETTINGS March 3-5 >Instructor: Dr. Michelle LeBaron; Associate Professor >in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, >her research interests include gender and >intercultural conflict resolution. > >This institute provides skills and methods of >addressing conflicts between diverse cultural, ethnic, >racial and religious communities. The institute will >utilize international and domestic conflict >situations. The institute aims to clarify >participants= values and attitudes toward diversity as >well as to build skills in this area. > >

SIS 639.04 WAR AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE MODERN WORLD > March 24-26 >Instructor: Dr. Hrach Gregorian, President, Institute >of World Affairs, a non-profit organization devoted to >enhancing international cooperation and the peaceful >resolution of conflict. > >This institute focuses on the characteristics and >impact of violent conflict in the post Cold-War era. >Upon analysis of the sources and impacts of >contemporary conflict, the course moves to the >challenges of rebuilding war-torn societies. Course >sections concentrate on the political, security, >economic, and social requirements of war-to-peace >transitions. This is a Ahow to@ section that provides >students with concrete examples of approaches to >post-conflict development drawing from recent cases, >particularly those about which the instructor has >first hand knowledge (e.g., Angola, Cambodia, >Lebanon).