The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies is pleased to announce the following Blockweek course forÂ Winter 2011:
STST 651.26 - The Challenge of Contemporary Peacebuilding
Intensive 5 day Course (40 instructional hours) January 3-7, 2011
*This is a graduate level strategic studies course (STST 651.26) offered by the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies that is also open to professionals working in the fields of aid, peace and security through the Open Studies program at the University of Calgary.
Instructors: Hrach Gregorian and Lara Olson, co-Directors, PDSP Program
Location: MLT 909, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This course examines the nature of contemporary civil wars and the challenges of stabilization, reconstruction and recovery encountered by modern international peace operations/peacebuilding missions. It will trace the origins and evolution of today's expansive international interventions to support war to peace transitions in places such as Afghanistan, Liberia, Kosovo and elsewhere. It will feature examination of the diverse and interconnected roles of international civilian and military agencies (the UN and other international organizations, donor states, foreign military forces and coalitions, NGOs, and commercial entities) in promoting humanitarian relief, physical security, development, human rights and, ultimately, sustainable peace. It will present influential social science research; as well, review the evolving "state of the art" amongst practitioners and policy makers.
The course will involve presentations, interactive exercises, case studies and a review of governance, transitional justice and the evaluation of peacebuilding outcomes.
*If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in registering please consult with the Faculty of Arts Program Information Centre, for further information on required approvals etc.Â Â
If You are...
an Undergraduate Student at the University of Calgary
- Please contact the Faculty of Arts Program Information Centre for instructions on gaining approval to register. They are located in SS 110 and can be reached at 220-3580.
a student enrolled in a Graduate Program at the University of Calgary
- You should be able to enroll in the course, online, through your student centre.
- If you require permission from the Department please contact CMSS (Trisha Henschel)
a student enrolled in a Graduate Program atÂ Western CanadianÂ Institution
- You are eligible toÂ apply for registration as a member of the Western Dean's Agreement. (This means you will receive a tuition waiver from the U of C, provided the course is taken for credit towards your existing program and it is included in your existing program fees.)
- For more information and to check the eligibility of your home institution click here.
a student enrolled in a Graduate Program atÂ an Institution NOT covered byÂ the Western Dean's agreement
a degree holding Professional
- You will need to apply as an Open Studies Student.
*Any student can apply to register to Audit the course with special permission. This means that students would attend the week long session, but are not required to complete the course work and will not recieve a final grade. A transcript entry for the University of Calgary is still recorded.
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PDSP hosts various events profiling cutting edge, practical experience with effective approaches for relief, development, security and peacebuilding agencies to help conflict-affected countries move from war to sustainable, equitable peace.
Drawing on the expertise of guest speakers from the humanitarian assistance, development, peacebuilding and security sectors, this novel series will highlight and focus on the interface between these diverse assistance streams.
Speakers will be expert practitioners with first-hand experience with effective practical approaches in specific international peace missions such as Afghanistan, Liberia, Haiti, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo and others.