Lars-Erik Cederman: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Lars-Erik Cederman
FieldInternationale Konfliktforschung
Address
Internationale Konfliktforschung
ETH Zürich, IFW D 49.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 67 59
E-mailcederman@icr.gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SB. Stojadinovic, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, P. Embrechts, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, M. Larsson, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.
853-0015-00LConflict Research I: Causes of War in Historical Context Restricted registration - show details
Only for Public Policy BA.
4 credits2V + 1UL.‑E. Cederman
AbstractThis course offers an introduction to research on causes of wars. War as a social phenomenon is covered from the pre-state world to today's state system after the end of the Cold War. Topics include state formation and collapse, nationalism, decolonization, democracy, and ethnic conflict. Exercises complete the Lectures.
ObjectiveDeveloping an understanding for causes of war and their development over the last 500 years. Knowledge of fundamental concepts in research on causes of war.
853-0015-01LConflict Research I: Causes of War in Historical Context (without exercises) Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2VL.‑E. Cederman
AbstractThis course offers an introduction to research on causes of wars. War as a social phenomenon is covered from the pre-state world to today's state system after the end of the Cold War. Topics include state formation and collapse, nationalism, decolonization, democracy, and ethnic conflict.
ObjectiveDeveloping an understanding for causes of war and their development over the last 500 years. Knowledge of fundamental concepts in research on causes of war.
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.