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Comparative Politics, Education and Conflict

Explores the politics of civil conflict, peace-building, & the role of education in promising violence or peace. Explores the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non governmental organizations), local actors (civil society associations, nationalist & ideological state factions), & their influence on education systems during was & emerging peace. Readings & discussion will focus on humanitarian action, human rights & development, nationalism & ethnic conflict, the political economy of post-conflict education, & the politics of promoting education in early reconstruction & peace-building. Case studies will include Afghanistan, Colombia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, & West Bank/Gaze, but students will be encouraged to explore cases of their choosing.

Course #
INTE-UE 1028
Liberal Arts Core