Andreas Wenger: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

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
268-0202-00LCyber Security Policy Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS and DAS in Cyber Security.
3 credits2GM. Dunn Cavelty, A. Wenger
AbstractThis course focuses on the interrelationship between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors on the one hand and enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector to develop solution on the other.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to foster an understanding about how digital technologies are related to the realm of politics and how different actors (the state, but also non-state actors) react to the challenges emerging in the digital age with different governance approaches.
ContentHow to approach cyber insecurity politically continues to be a difficult issue for states. The willingness to use disruptive cyber tools in the context of great power rivalry has increased. Further digitalization of society comes with clear benefits, but also with new challenges. The dynamic interaction between technological vulnerabilities and the possibilities of their misuse creates a problem space with little stability.
In this course, we look at the threat environment, national and international counter strategies, and the possible future of this problem field. We understand cybersecurity politics as emerging from the interplay between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors in conflictual economic, social and political contexts - and by enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector in order to identify roles and responsibilities.
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 Julia Hofstetter or Boas Lieberherr (julia.hofstetter@sipo.gess.ethz.ch, boas.lieberherr@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 Julia Hofstetter or Boas Lieberherr (julia.hofstetter@sipo.gess.ethz.ch, boas.lieberherr@sipo.gess.ethz.ch)
853-0061-00LIntroduction to Cybersecurity Poitics3 credits2GA. Wenger, M. Dunn Cavelty
AbstractThe lecture is an introduction to global cybersecurity politics. The focus is on the strategic use of cyberspace by state and non-state actors (threats) and different answers to these new challenges (countermeasures).
ObjectiveParticipants learn to assess the advantages and disadvantages of cyberspace as a domain for strategic military operations. They understand the technical basics of cyber operations and know how technology and politics are interlinked in this area. They understand the security challenges for and the motivations of states to be active in cyberspace offensively and defensively and they are familiar with the consequences for international politics.
ContentWe start with an overview of cybersecurity issue from 1980 to today and look at events and actors responsible for turning cybersecurity matters into a security political issue with top priority. After familiarizing ourselves with the technical basics, we look at different forms of cyberviolence and trends in cyber conflicts (technique in social and political practice). Then, we turn to countermeasures: we compare national cybersecurity strategies, examine international norms building, and scrutinize concepts such as cyber-power and cyber-deterrence (technique in social and political regulartory contexts).
Lecture notesA script with background information and comments on the literature will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
LiteratureLiterature for each session will be available on Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Jasper Frei; jasper.frei@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
853-8002-00LThe Role of Technology in National and International Security Policy3 credits2GA. Wenger, A. Dossi, M. Haas, M. Leese, O. Thränert
AbstractThe lecture gives an introduction to the role of security and military technologies in the formulation and implementation of national and international security policies. The focus is on challenges from new and emerging technologies, the change in military capacities, and the question of regulation.
ObjectiveParticipants gain an in-depth overview of the diverse areas in which technology becomes part of security policy and practices, both in civil and military contexts.
ContentDer erste Teil befasst sich mit den vielgestaltigen und komplexen Beziehungen zwischen Konzepten nationaler und internationaler Sicherheit, der Förderung von Forschung und Entwicklung, ökonomischen Aspekten von Technologie, und Aussenpolitik und Diplomatie. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Auswirkungen von neuen Technologien auf militärische Kapazitäten, strategische Optionen, und Militärdoktrinen in Krieg und Frieden. Der dritte Teil konzentriert sich auf regulatorische Herausforderungen, die aus der Implementierung und der globalen Weiterverbreitung von Technologie resultieren. Der letzte Teil schliesslich beschäftigt sich mit den Herausforderungen für den Staat im Umgang mit neuen und noch in der Entwicklung befindlicher Technologien, vorrangig in den sensiblen Bereich der Rüstungsbeschaffung und des nachrichtendienstlichen Einsatzes.
LiteratureLiteratur für die einzelnen Sitzungen wird auf Moodle bereitgestellt.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Hofstetter, julia.hofstetter@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 defines and contextualises peace mediation in relation to other conflict resolution approaches. The module focuses heavily on conflict analysis, introducing the students to the latest knowledge about conflict typologies, trends, and causes in addition to providing them with various opportunities to practice conflict analysis using diverse methods.
ObjectiveThis module defines and contextualises peace mediation in relation to other conflict resolution approaches. The module focuses heavily on conflict analysis, introducing the students to the latest knowledge about conflict typologies, trends, and causes in addition to providing them with various opportunities to practice conflict analysis using diverse methods.
868-0004-00LModule 4: Mediation Process Design Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
10 credits9GA. Wenger
AbstractMediators help the parties reach a peace agreement by designing and structuring the process. This module covers the basic elements of process design and how they differ. Important to process design is the reflection on theory and practice in sequencing the content to be examined. The module then explores the implications and challenges facing the implementation of peace agreements for mediators.
ObjectiveMediators help the parties reach a peace agreement by designing and structuring the process. This module covers the basic elements of process design and how they differ. Important to process design is the reflection on theory and practice in sequencing the content to be examined. The module then explores the implications and challenges facing the implementation of peace agreements for mediators.