Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2022



Course Number

DIPL 6252

Course Description

The course will explore the theory and practice of rebuilding institutions to strengthen societies that have undergone conflict and assess strengths and shortcomings of varied interventions. It focuses on the integral role that institutions play in ensuring the day-today stability of post-conflict societies, while not forgetting that it is humans who make up institutions. The aim is to understand not only how a contentious past impacts the ways in which post-conflict societies function, but also to look into various social practices and initiatives of counteracting the negative effects of conflict through justice, economic development, good governance, education and art. The course will also focus on learning how post-conflict reconstruction can contribute to building more equitable and just societies.