Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Concentration Profile: Conflict Management

This post is the ninth in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
Conflict Management may bring to mind images of the Cold War, but conflict resolution is just as relevant today as it was thirty years ago, if not more so.  The variety and diversity of conflict around the world requires an extensive toolkit, which is what the Conflict Management concentration at SAIS aims to provide.
Dr. P. Terrence Hopmann, SAIS professor and director of the Conflict Management concentration, discusses what makes the Conflict Management at SAIS unique. Watch here.

To hear Dr. Hopmann discuss Conflict Management further, click here.
Beyond academics and internships, some highlights of the SAIS Conflict Management concentration include:
  • Conflict Management Field Trip.  Twelve to 15 students participate in a research trip to a designated conflict or post-conflict region during the winter break.  Recent destinations have included Cyrpus, Kosovo, and Tunisia.
  • PeaceKidZ.  Second-year Conflict Management students have the opportunity to develop lessons and materials to teach conflict management skills to Washington, DC middle school students.
  • Annual International Conference.  The International Peace & Security Institute, through partnership with SAIS and the Conflict Managment faculty, hosts an annual symposium at the SAIS Bologna Center.  SAIS students who participate have the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from the best practitioners from the UN, foreign ministries, NGOs, and academia - and get academic credit.     
You can learn more about Conflict Management at SAIS here.
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— Erin Skelly Cameron, Associate Director of Admissions
To read previous entries in this series, please click here.