With a focus on intercultural communication and conflict sensitivity, this course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to work with religious, ethnic, and tribal groups in conflict or post-conflict environments.

This course is not currently offered. Please check back soon or explore our online courses.

Feb. 6, 2002 - About 500 women turned up at Kabul University on Wednesday to take entrance exams for the first time after five years of Taliban rule. With their burqas removed, a group of women, after serving as campus guides, showed up to take the exam. Photo Credit: The New York Times/Ozier Muhammad
Feb. 6, 2002 - About 500 women turned up at Kabul University on Wednesday to take entrance exams for the first time after five years of Taliban rule. With their burqas removed, a group of women, after serving as campus guides, showed up to take the exam.

This course is for international professionals who wish to increase their awareness of the role that identity plays in fueling conflict and learn new skills for the effective negotiation of identity-based differences in tense environments. Participants in this course will examine how identity-based differences may impact post-conflict stabilization, including aid and development, rule of law, governance, and security reform. The skill of “reframing solutions” will be developed throughout the course; how to collaborate with differing peoples out of respect and on their own terms, but at the same time, to find creative approaches to dealing with conflict.

This course culminates in a virtual simulation, Tribal Council, in which course participants are invited to apply their new knowledge and skills to an interactive scenario.

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