Lars-Erik Cederman: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

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 Series0 credits2SB. J. Bergmann, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, F. Corman, O. Fink, H. Gersbach, C. Hölscher, K. Paterson, H. Schernberg, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, J. Teichmann, 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.
857-0009-00LPolitical Violence Restricted registration - show details
Only for Comparative and International Studies MSc.
8 credits2SL.‑E. Cederman, G. D. Clayton
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 credits9GL.‑E. Cederman, to be announced
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 credits9GL.‑E. Cederman
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.
868-0006-00LModule 6: Mediation Processes Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
6 credits9GL.‑E. Cederman
AbstractThis module seeks to integrate all the knowledge, skills, and techniques from previous modules in a multi-day mediation simulation based on a real-life mediation case. It focuses on linking theory and practice, communicating with actors in conflict, and transferring the programme’s content to a professional environment.
ObjectiveThis module seeks to integrate all the knowledge, skills, and techniques from Modules 1-5 in a multi-day mediation simulation. The module focuses on how to link theory and practice, how to communicate this to actors in conflict, and how the content of the programme can be transferred into the professional environment of the participants. On a more strategic/political level, this final module allows participants to introduce, discuss – and maybe influence – the future path of the field in the various countries represented and analysed.