Initiated in Fall 2000, the master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives:
- Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts
- Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem-solving techniques, and track two diplomacy
- Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations.
- The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era.