Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMG00301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Peace and Conflict Research II
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Peace and Conflict Research II
ヤマネ タツオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:IDEC 206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Discussion, Presentation
Face-to-face class
(Hybrid online class through TEAMS will be conducted in the COVID19 consideration.)
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students MA students in Program of International Peace and Coexistence
Keywords International Relations, Peace and Conflict, International Security, Security Governance, Europe, Africa, Asia, America, State Failure, Regime Change, International Order and Regional Conflict, Conflict Prevention, Peacemaking, Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, Democratization, Civil Society, Sovereignty 
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Class Objectives
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This class will provide academic knowledge for the understanding of contemporary armed conflicts and ways and means of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and conflict prevention in International Relations (IR).  
For your deep understandings of this subject, participants are recommended to learn basic knowledge of IR and International Law at the undergraduate level by studying the further point of views from the relevant books in the second and third year in undergraduate before joining this class (in MA course).

This course is divided into two parts (peace and Conflict Research I and II) as follows. The first part ("the I" in Term 1) is for understandings of historical and theoretical perspectives and case studies of contemporary armed conflicts. Significantly, historical knowledge of the sovereign state system provides us with a compass to designate where we are chronologically and geographically in international and domestic arenas. The first part also focuses on contemporary armed conflict setting caused by political, economic, and social elements. The second part ("the II" in Term 2) will provide more specific studies about how international society tries to tackle those conflicts. Among the various peace operations to solve them, the lecturer will pay attention to the three perspectives: the UN security governance, the EU security governance, and the AU security governance.

Each Class for 90 minutes: Lecture (20 minutes), and discussion (70 minutes) (Active participation is required.)
Students are required to read the designated reading assignment and have their presentations during the class to promote a proactive discussion among the participants. 
Class Schedule lesson1
The UN Security Governance
The EU Security Governance
The AU Security Governance
Case Studies (1)
Case Studies (2)

Final Report

The reading materials (assignments) will be announced in the first day of the class. 
The details will be announced in the lesson 1.
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(More Details) Online (Teams and Bb9) PPT 
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Preparation and
Lecturer recommends participants to take time for the appropreate preparation to vitalize discussion based on reading materials in this class.
Grading Method To earn your evaluation’s result for this class, registered students are requested to attend this class more than 10 times (among 15 times) at least. The class grade is based on registered student’s performance including submitted assignments and presentations (70%), and final paper (30%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The instructor served the following practical oriented works.
-Special Assistant, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations
-Director, Peacebuilding Project in Sri Lanka of Association Medical Doctors in ASIA (AMDA)
(These experiences will provide further understanding for the course through a practice-oriented view.)
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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