Conference Related Course

Coll 115. Justice and Imagination: Building Peace in Post-Conflict Societies

How can societies build lasting peace when they emerge from violent internal conflicts facing widespread trauma and loss of life, a disintegration of the social fabric, weakened state institutions, and broken economic structures? From Syria to Guatemala, countries around the world wrestle with this question. In this team-taught course, we explore the interaction and impact of key factors on the effectiveness of peace building in post-conflict environments: processes of transitional justice (e.g. amnesty, tribunals), forms of reconciliation & memory (e.g. rituals of healing, cultural forms of memorialization), and conditions for economic & social policies (e.g. institutional capacity, resource mobilization). Course culminates in conference with international experts.

The course starts on Jan 27 and ends on March 3rd after the February 28-March 1, 2014 conference on the same topic. Students are required to attend the conference.

The two-credit course counts as credit in International Relations and Politics.

Instructors:
Eva Paus (Economics)
Nicole Doerr (International Relations)
Vinnie Ferraro (Politics)
Holly Hanson (History)
Andy Reiter (Politics)
Karen Remmler (German Studies, Gender Studies)
Jon Western (International Relations)