International Conflict Resolution (ICR)

International Conflict Resolution Curriculum

The specialization in International Conflict Resolution (ICR) provides students with an understanding of the root causes of international conflicts and of how conflict resolution takes place on an international level. Students receive practical, hands-on training in various methodologies of international conflict resolution. The specialization seeks to integrate theory and practice, providing a venue for leading practitioners and scholars to prepare the next generation of conflict resolution specialists.

ICR Audit Form 2017-18.pdf


Edward Luck, Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs; Director of International Conflict Resolution Specialization

Seth Freeman, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Richard GowanAdjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Nimmi Gowrinathan, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs (part-time)

Francesco ManciniAdjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Zachary MetzAdjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

The International Conflict Resolution (ICR) requires 9 points, consisting of 1 three-point core required course; 2 three-point course elective approved by Concentration Director.

Core Course

One course (3 points)

INAF U6391Conflict Resolution3


Select two electives or other courses with Specialization Director Approval. (6 points)

INAF U4545Contemporary Diplomacy3
INAF U6169U.S. Diplomacy in Africa1.5
INAF U6221Navigating by Starlight - the Challenges of Conflict Resolution3
INAF U6363On Gender & Violence: Understanding the Female Fighter1
INAF U6381Gender & Armed Conflict: Contemporary Theory and Practice for Advocates3
INAF U6389State Formation, Violence, and Intervention in the Modern World3
INAF U6445Talking with the Enemy3
INAF U6485Law & Politics of Conflict Management and Intervention3
INAF U6495Politics & Practice of Humanitarian Assistance in the New Millennium1.5
INAF U6551Why We Fail: Lessons in Conflict Resolution and Atrocity Prevention3
INAF U6553Advancing Human Protection3
INAF U6563Containing Conflict: A Comparative Historical Perspective3
INAF U6564Applied Peacebuilding: Fieldwork3
INAF U6727Deconstructing Afghanistan3
INAF U6802International Law3
INAF U6869The Evolution of Civil War Mediation Strategy3
INAF U6871War, Peace & Strategy3
INAF U8189The Politics of History and Reconciliation3
INAF U8292International Conflict Resolution Practicum3
INAF U8506The Realities of Peacekeeping, Inclusive National Ownership & the Achievement of Sustainable Peace3
INAF U8507The Security Council and Peacekeeping in Africa in the 21st Century3
INAF U8508Inside the Security Council: Inequality at Work3
INAF U8559Building Peace After Conflict1.5
INAF U8564Culture and Foreign Policy: China, India3
INAF U8621US-China Negotiation Workshop3
INAF U8867International Enforcement and the UN Security Council3
INAF U8869Civil Wars and Peace Settlements3
INAF U8882Practicum on Education in Emergencies1.5
INAF U8886Conflict Assessment1
INAF U8909Environment, Conflict & Resolution Strategies3
PUAF U6801Negotiation & Conflict Resolution3
REGN U6310Diplomacy in Practice: the EU & the World1.5
REGN U6719Middle East Conflicts and Global Security3
Possible Additional Electives (Director will review and choose suitable non-SIPA courses for students to take.):
HRTS GU4930International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights4
ITSF Y5003Communication and Culture3
ORLJ Y4005Organizational Psychology3
ORLJ Y5148Managing Conflict in Organizations3
ORLJ Y5340Basic Practicum Conflict Resolution3
ORLJ Y6040Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution - Institutional Context3
LAW L8115Negotiation Workshop3
LAW L9165Transitional Justice.0
LAW L6551Israeli - Palestine Conflict3
LAW L9001United Nations Peacekeeping2
NECR K4105Introduction to Negotiation3
NECR K4107Introduction to Mediation3