Summer Course for KASCers and JASCers by Prof. Roland Wilson!

Hi everyone! There is interesting information for you. This summer Professor Roland Wilson from George Mason University will teach a class on conflict resolution and resolving conflicts in Northeast Asia at Chonbuk National University International Summer School. This topic would be very interesting because this course is designed for students interested in understanding and helping to resolve conflicts in Northeast Asia. Let us know if you’re interested!

# You should mention Professor Ronald Wilson to get a good discount when you sign up!

If you are interested please visit the website at http://iss.jbnu.ac.kr/
Link for his class and others http://iss.jbnu.ac.kr/sub.php?menucode=2020
Link on how to sign up: http://iss.jbnu.ac.kr/sub.php?menucode=3040

This is description for the course:

Welcome to “Resolving Conflicts in Northeast Asia, an Introductory Course in Conflict Analysis and Resolution” (CAR). This course is especially designed for students interested in understanding and helping to resolve conflicts in Northeast Asia.  However, the theories and tools learned in this course can be applied to other conflicts around the world.

CAR is a relatively new and exciting hybrid academic field that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, including ideas drawn from the study of psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, and political science to name a few.

Conflicts are natural phenomena in human beings’ lives.  However, depending on their intensity, conflicts are expressed either nonviolent or violently. Moreover, conflicts occur at all levels of society: between individuals, groups, institutions and even at the state and international levels. In this course, you will learn basic CAR theories and tools in order to understand, analyze, and practice resolving these various types of conflicts.

The course includes an overview of the field; origins and causes of conflict; how to map a conflict; and strategies for transforming and resolving the conflict. Key questions that will be explored include: What is conflict? What are the causes/roots of conflict? Why do individuals make certain choices in situations of conflict? What are some of the major models and approaches used to help understand and resolve conflicts?

At the end of the course, you should be able to identify the basic concepts, frameworks, and techniques in the field of CAR, and look at unique ways to analyze and help resolve conflicts.

This course, like the CAR fields, will be examined through the integrated lenses of theory, research and practice (also known as intervention).  This is an interactive course that will use seminar style discussions of the readings and will include group projects on a conflict in Northeast Asia, presentations and games.

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