All too often international peacemaking processes become stalled, go off track, or breakdown completely thus greatly reducing the chances that a lasting and durable peace can be created by these processes.
The concentration in International Mediation provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for supporting the creation of durable peace in cases of international armed conflicts.
It is designed to progressively build knowledge levels and abilities related to the analysis of international armed conflict, the design and implementation of corresponding peacemaking responses or interventions, and then the monitoring and evaluation of these responses. A practical and applied focus, drawing upon lessons learned from actual ongoing or resolved armed conflicts, is maintained throughout the specialization. The use of team projects, role-plays, and simulations ensures that this specialization is interactive, experiential, and highly-participatory.