The objectives of this Specialisation course in Conflictology are to enable its students:
* to comprehend of the main approaches in the contemporary study
of armed conflict
* to analyse conflict on its distinct levels
* to plan and engage in peaceful conflict resolution
* Introduction to Conflictology (4cr)
* Economy and conflict (4cr)
* Global Trends in Armed Conflicts and Collective Violence (4cr)
* Deconstructing war (3cr)
Management and teaching staff
Eduard Vinyamata Camp
Graduate in Economic and Social Sciences from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(Sorbonne, Paris). PhD in Social Sciences. Director of Campus for Peace and Solidarity (UOC). Lecturer of Conflictology at the UOC. Academic manager of the Humanitarian Cooperation, Peace and Sustainability Area at the UOC
Nicole Jenne has joined the UOC in April 2009. She studied Political Science, Sociology and Media Science in Germany and Finland and finished her studies with a Master in International Relations and European Politics at the University of Edinburgh last year. Nicole has worked as a research assistant at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and at the Institut Barcelona dEstudis Internacionals. Her main research interests are the new challenges of international security and the role of international organisations in promoting peace and stability
Roberto Luna Salvador
Roberto Luna Salvador is lecturer of Conflictology at the Open University of Catalonia (Humanitarian Cooperation, Peace and Sustainability Area). He has supervised several projects in different Master and Postgraduate programs and authored papers on social and politic conflicts. His main academic interests are social and labour relations. Robertos work experience includes immigration, racism, development and Spanish interior and justice matters. He also worked in international private consultancy.
Alejandro Pozo Marín
Research on Peace and Conflict. Member of the Center of Estudis for Peace J.M. Delàs of justice and peace of Barcelona, and has worked actively participates in other organizations, platforms and centers of study related to geopolitics, militarism and war. He has worked as coordinator of humanitarian projects in contexts such as Darfur and Somalia and conducted field research in various areas such as conflict, including Lebanon, Palestine, Western Sahara, Kosovo or Afghanistan, refugee populations in Pakistan and Iran. He has conducted several studies and publications about militarism, war and humanitarism and is co-author of Nonviolence and Social Transformation (Icaria, 2005). He has a Bachelor of the universities of Deusto, Uppsala and Bradford,he is a doctoral student on Peace and Conflict at the University Jaume I of Castellon, where is completing a thesis on changes in violent conflict and its modern external factors
Heads a group on unconventional threats at the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow. In 2007-2009, she has been on leave from IMEMO to head Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Programme at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Her research focus is on trends in armed conflicts, terrorism and other forms of organized collective violence, political economy of conflicts and transnational crime. Dr Stepanova is the author of four books, including Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Oxford University Press, 2008) and the prize-winning The Role of Illicit Drug Business in the Political Economy of Conflicts and Terrorism (Moscow, 2005). The latest of her co-edited volumes is Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage, 2009). She is the author of over 80 other publications in six languages and serves on editorial boards of journals Terrorism and Political Violence and Security Index
Telecommunication Engineer and works as researcher in the Centre dEstudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs (J.M. Delas Peace Research Center). Besides, he is deputy chairman of the NGO Justícia i Pau de Barcelona (Justice and Peace of Barcelona). His areas of interest are European defense, armed conflict geopolitics and arms exports. He collaborates in magazines and newspapers about topics related with peace and disarmament and gives lectures on these matters. Francesc has published, amongst others, in 40 años de Justicia y Paz (40 years of Justice and Peace) (PPC, 2008) and El Tercer Món necessita pau (The Third World needs Peace) (Fundació Tam-Tam, 2001).
BA Contemporary History, is Coordinator and Researcher of the Centre dEstudis per la Pau J.M. Delàs (J.M. Delas Peace Research Center). He is an expert in the areas Spanish defense economics (military expenditure, military R&D, military industry and arms exports), disarmament, European defense, and peace and nonviolence. He collaborates in magazines, newspapers and other publications related to peace and disarmament and gives conferences and seminars. Recent publications include Noviolencia y transformación social (Nonviolence and social transformation) (Icaria, 2005) and Atlas del militarismo en España 2009 (Spanish militarism atlas 2009)
To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification.
Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Specialization Certificate in Armed conflicts .
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