In Identity-Based Conflict students will be invited explore individual and social identity as a significant dimension in interpersonal, intergroup, organizational and international conflict. Beginning with the personal and moving to the collective, students will consider ways in the cherished beliefs, values and convictions by which we define ourselves constitute both a particularly challenging dimension of conflict and a unique opportunity for engaging prolonged and apparently intractable disputes. In addition to developing an understanding of some of the unique characteristics of identity-based conflict, students will explore strategies for working with this dimension of conflict. This course requires a 2.5 day residency.
Prerequisite: Complete Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies Certificate MED-501, MED-502, MED-503, MED-504, MED-505
Not Offered This Semester