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New Master's Programme on Peace-Building in Post-Conflict Areas

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Beginning with the summer term 2023, the Department of Global Governance and the Conflict – Peace – Democracy Cluster will offer an inter-faculty curriculum "International Peacebuilding and Conflict Transition" within the framework of a Master’s Plus programme. The programme is intended to impart expertise concerning the work in post-conflict areas facilitate the actual first steps in the respective occupational areas.

The inter-faculty Master’s module International Peacebuilding and Conflict Transition imparts legal, political science and social science expertise on peace-building in (post-)conflict and post-war areas. Peace-building aims for sustainable basics for peace and development, in order to prevent a (renewed) outbreak of violence. This has been done through the international community since the end of the Cold War. Said international community is confronted with never more complex conflict constellations in light of ongoing transnationalization and globalization processes. This concerns the growing influence of non-state actors or the growing second-guessing of national sovereignty. Therefore, the relevant actors are often more difficult to trace, conflicts prove to be more fragile and agreements are more fugacious. At the same time, the critical self-perception of international peace-builders concerning their work in (post-)conflict contexts is rising. The need for skilled professionals, who learn to apprehend the challenges of the international handling of conflicts within their specific contexts.

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