New JSIS class for Spring Quarter: RESOLVING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT THROUGH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

RESOLVING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT THROUGH CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

SPRING 2020

Paula Holmes-Eber

JSIS 478 B (SLN: 15567)

M/W 1:30-3:20pm

5 Credits

 

The past two decades of war in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Darfur, Yemen and the Congo have revealed that war in the twenty-first century looks nothing like the state-to-state conflicts of World Wars I and II.

Resolving today’s conflict requires far more than mere military strength and technology. It requires understanding and addressing the complex cultural factors advisers@uw.edu underlying these conflicts.

While every culture has its own unique peculiarities, all cultures are patterned

around remarkably similar basic fundamental principles. Students will develop an understanding of these principles, apply cultural-anthropological concepts to contemporary conflicts, and use this knowledge to propose feasible strategies to mitigate a current real world conflict.

This course features active, inquiry-based learning and integrates topics from a variety of viewpoints. Register now to participate in this unique learning experience!

This JSIS course is offered in partnership with the Global Connections Study Abroad Program.

For more information, please email Global Connections at globcon@uw.edu

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