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MAS Mediation in Peace Processes Information
Modules
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
868-0002-00LModule 2: Mediation Methods Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
O7 credits6GA. Wenger
AbstractThis module introduces students to different types and phases of negotiation and mediation, along with providing them with frequent opportunities to practice related principles, skills, and attitudes. The module focuses on the most fundamental interpersonal skills on the micro level that provide the basis for mediation in more complex conflict settings.
ObjectiveBuilding on the understanding that mediation is a form of assisted negotiation, this module introduces various theoretical and practical methods of negotiation and mediation. The module introduces students to different types and phases of both negotiation and mediation, providing them with frequent opportunities to practice related principles, skills, and attitudes. The module focuses on the most fundamental interpersonal skills on the micro level that provide the basis for mediation in more complex conflict settings. Additionally, the module touches on the role of emotions and identities in conflict resolution. The module also gives an overview of the state of the art of mediation research and theory, delving into core topics, such as the effectiveness of mediation, mediation mandates and different types of third party mediators.
868-0003-00LModule 3: Mediation Content Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
O10 credits9GA. Wenger, L.‑E. Cederman
AbstractStudents learn about the content of peace processes in this module. This module combines various approaches to developing options with an examination of contemporary cases and how various content issues are managed and interlinked. The module focuses on security, power-sharing, justice, socioeconomic and environmental arrangements.
ObjectiveMediators learn about the content of peace negotiations and peace agreements in this module. The module builds on the understanding that the goal of mediation is not to eliminate the issues that are tearing a society apart, but rather to find mechanisms to deal with differences in a non-violent manner. Mediators need a sufficient understanding of various thematic topics related to peace processes (e.g., security, power-sharing, justice, economics) in order to create linkages between them and the specific content issues therein. An adequate level of knowledge of core themes will also help mediators understand how to work with expert advisors to support a mediation process. This module both introduces relevant theory on ways of dealing with content issues and looks at how such issues were managed and interlinked in specific contemporary cases. This module also begins to address the teamwork dimension of mediation, which will be further elaborated on in the following modules.
868-0004-00LModule 4: Mediation Process Design Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
O10 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.
868-0005-00LModule 5: Advanced Mediation Methods Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
O7 credits6GA. Wenger
AbstractThis module focuses on deepening and consolidating the core skills from the first four modules and applying them in complex and high-stress environments. This module also touches on the topic of evaluation and effectiveness in peace mediation, looking at current trends and approaches to measuring impact in conflict resolution.
ObjectiveThis module focuses on deepening and consolidating the core skills from the first four modules and applying them to macro level complex conflict settings. The module focuses on providing students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills from the previous modules in contexts of high stress and high complexity, thereby allowing them to practice, diverse coping strategies for dealing with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges during a mediation process. Additionally, this module puts emphasis on the team dimension of mediation, requiring participants to put into practice interpersonal skills learnt and internalized throughout the program. This module also touches on the topic of evaluation and effectiveness in peace mediation, looking at current trends and approaches to measuring impact in conflict resolution.
868-0006-00LModule 6: Mediation Processes Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.
O6 credits6GA. Wenger
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.
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