2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Postconflict Reconstruction, CAS


Director, Hon. James E. Baker, Suite 300, College of Law, 315-443-2284

Questions about the Program can be directed to Keli Perrin (kaperrin@law.syr.edu) or by calling Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy and Law at 315.443.2284.
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Postconflict Reconstruction (PCR) is a 12-credit, multidisciplinary program for law and graduate students preparing for careers in PCR, peace building, humanitarian relief, and international development.
The certificate provides students a documented concentration and familiarization with the various dimensions and goals of postconflict work, the types of actors who conduct it, the trade-offs and dilemmas they face, and the lessons learned from its application across various settings. Students learn the tools required for success in public service careers in reconstruction, human security, and development, including:
  • Analytical techniques tailored for work in international development communities.
  • A better understanding of how the US and the international community can effectively participate to rebuild shattered societies.
  • New ways of thinking about the nature of conflict, cooperation, and security.
Specific topics of study include international law and the rule of law, human rights and human security, peace and conflict studies, diplomacy and international relations, humanitarian relief, economics of development, and capacity-building. This sequence of specialized coursework is coordinated across the Maxwell School, College of Law, Whitman School, and Newhouse School. All students take a core course-Fundamentals of Postconflict Reconstruction-and complete a Capstone Project/Internship related to PCR.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Identify and describe the main concepts of postconflict reconstruction; the various dimensions and goals of postconflict work, the types of actors that conduct it, the trade-offs and dilemmas they face, and the lessons learned from its application across various settings

2. Evaluate techniques and tools used by international intermediaries, as well as local stakeholders, to assist societies transitioning from violence to sustainable peace

3. Improve writing skills and other modes of communication crucial to careers in this field.

4. Apply current research and theoretical approaches to real-world post conflicts issues through professional development experiences [capstone/internship]

Certificate Requirements


1) Required Core Course (Mandatory/three credits):


2) Secondary Core Course (Choose one/three credits):


  • Civil Wars & State-Building (PAI 730 )
  • Economics of Development (ECN 651/PAI 757 
  • Fundamentals of Conflict Studies (PAI 601 /SOC601)
  • Humanitarian Action: Challenges, Responses, Results (PAI 765 )
  • Multilateral Peacekeeping (ANT/PAI 701 )

3) PCR Capstone Project/Internship (Choose one/three credits):