American University’s online International Relation degree program allows students to specialize in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution focusing on global conflict and international dispute resolution. The AU Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program is offered in an online setting which is ideal for students who are unable to attend class in a traditional classroom setting. This concentration prepares AU IR degree program students to assess, negotiate, and resolve disputes involving transnational issues and peoples from different cultures. In these courses, students will develop the ability to identify the underlying causes and dynamics of conflict and to use professional negotiation skills to resolve disputes. Visit their website for more information.
Global Directory of Peace and Conflict Studies Programs
The Global Directory of Peace and Conflict Studies is a comprehensive, annotated guide to peace studies and conflict resolution programs at colleges and universities worldwide. This edition profiles over 600 undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral programs and concentrations in over 40 countries. Entries describe the program's philosophy and goals, examples of course offerings, key course requirements, degrees and certificates offered and complete contact information including email and web addresses. This edition includes greatly enhanced indices by state, country, affiliation and type of degree. It is published by the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
Preserving world peace is a central purpose of the United Nations. Under the Charter, Member States agree to settle disputes by peaceful means and refrain from threatening or using force against other States. Over the years, the UN has played a major role in helping defuse international crises and in resolving protracted conflicts. It has undertaken complex operations involving peacemaking, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. It has worked to prevent conflicts from breaking out. And after a conflict, it has increasingly undertaken action to address the root causes of war and lay the foundation for durable peace.