Andreas Wenger: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Wenger
FieldInternational and Swiss Security Policy
Address
Schweiz.- u. Int. Sicherheitspol.
ETH Zürich, IFW C 48.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 59 10
Fax+41 44 632 19 41
E-mailwenger@sipo.gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
853-0047-00LWorld Politics Since 1945: The History of International Relations Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA and DAS Military Sciences
4 credits2V + 1UA. Wenger
AbstractThis lecture series provides students with an overview of the development of international relations since the end of World War II. The first part of the series deals with the development of and changes in Cold War security policy structures. The second part deals with the period after the transformation of 1989/91; the focus here is on current issues in international security policy.
ObjectiveBy the end of the semester, participants should have a solid knowledge of the history and theoretical foundations of International Relations since the end of the Second World War.
Contentcf. "Diploma Supplement"
LiteratureReading:

Wenger, Andreas und Doron Zimmermann. International Relations: From the Cold War to the Globalized World. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Larissa Jäger; larissa.jaeger@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
853-0047-01LWorld Politics Since 1945: The History of International Relations (Without Exercises)3 credits2VA. Wenger
AbstractThis lecture series provides students with an overview of the development of international relations since the end of World War II. The first part of the series deals with the development of and changes in Cold War security policy structures. The second part deals with the period after the transformation of 1989/91; the focus here is on current issues in international security policy.
ObjectiveBy the end of the semester, participants should have a solid knowledge of the history and theoretical foundations of International Relations since the end of the Second World War.
Contentcf. "Diploma Supplement"
LiteratureReading:

Wenger, Andreas und Doron Zimmermann. International Relations: From the Cold War to the Globalized World. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2003.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecure is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Larissa Jäger, larissa.jaeger@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
853-0060-00LCurrent Issues in Security Policy3 credits2VA. Wenger, O. Thränert
AbstractThis course provides an overview of the security implications of so-called "dual-use" technologies, i.e. technologies that can be used for both peaceful and military aims. The course will also cover various policies - in particular arms control - that are discussed and applied by the international community in dealing with such dual-use technologies.
ObjectiveParticipants should gain a solid understanding of security challenges stemming from the use and control of dual-use technologies. In addition, the students should become aware of how researchers can deal with sensitive knowledge regarding research transparency and control.
ContentThe aim of the course is to provide participants with an overview of international security politics with a special focus on dual-use technologies. Students will analyze the character of dual-use security risks and of risk-based security strategies and instruments. Thematic areas include the nuclear non-proliferation regime, biological and chemical weapons conventions, missile proliferation, the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, cyber and space technologies, as well as robotics and nanotechnology.
Lecture notesParticipants are expected to study the compulsory texts provided at the beginning of the semester via the online platform Moodle.
LiteratureA reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeAn online learning platform serves as a supplement to the course.
853-0315-00LBA Colloquium Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2KA. Wenger, M. Dunn Cavelty
AbstractThe BA Colloquium prepares students for their BA thesis with regard to content, administration, and methodology. During the colloquium, students choose a topic and a supervisor for their thesis. The skills students have acquired during the course of their studies are also enhanced and optimized.
ObjectiveThe students are being prepared administratively and methodologically to write their BA-thesis after completing the course.
ContentThe BA Colloquium prepares students for their BA thesis with regard to content, administration, and methodology. During the colloquium, each student has to choose a topic for his/her BA-thesis. The students also choose their supervisors, whereas the goal is an even distribution of the supervisors. Finally, the methodological competences which were acquired during the first four semesters will be complemented.
Prerequisites / NoticeIf you have questions, please contact Larissa Jäger, larissa.jaeger@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
857-0009-00LPolitical Violence Restricted registration - show details
Only for Comparative and International Studies MSc.
8 credits2SA. Wenger, L.‑E. Cederman
AbstractThis course offers an introduction to political violence in domestic and international politics. The course covers explanations of interstate wars, theories of civil and ethnic wars and regional conflict. Other topics include new threats, including transnational terrorist networks and other non-state actors, and the relationship between conflict and nation-building and democratization processes.
ObjectiveThis course offers an introduction to political violence in domestic and international politics. The course covers explanations of interstate wars, theories of civil and ethnic wars and regional conflict. Other topics include new threats, including transnational terrorist networks and other non-state actors, and the relationship between conflict and nation-building and democratization processes.
868-0001-00LModule 1: Mediation in Context Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
10 credits9GA. Wenger, L.‑E. Cederman
AbstractThis module covers the fundamentals of mediation and the methods necessary to mediate in violent, political conflicts. The module focuses on conflict analysis, including gender dimensions. An analysis of where mediation stands within the context of other approaches for resolving conflict, including normative and legal contexts, is covered. Basic mediation skills are also introduced.
ObjectiveThis module covers the fundamentals of mediation and the methods necessary to mediate in violent, political conflicts. The module focuses on conflict analysis, including gender dimensions. An analysis of where mediation stands within the context of other approaches for resolving conflict, including normative and legal contexts, is covered. Basic mediation skills are also introduced.