This course focuses on the relationship between diversity and peaceful coexistence, exploring how individuals and communities can live together in harmony despite differences in culture, religion, ethnicity, and other factors. Students will learn about the importance of diversity in building resilient and inclusive societies, and examine the causes and consequences of discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance. Through readings, lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, students will develop the skills to identify and address diversity-related conflicts, and design strategies for promoting mutual respect, understanding, and peaceful coexistence. The course will also examine the role of institutions and policies in promoting diversity and reducing discrimination, and the challenges and opportunities of promoting diversity in different contexts. By the end of the course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills to engage constructively with diversity, and design and implement initiatives that foster peaceful and inclusive communities.
This course explores the complex interplay between trauma, conflict, and reconciliation, examining how trauma can impact individuals and societies, and how it can be addressed through a reconciliation process. Through readings, lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of the causes and effects of trauma, including intergenerational trauma, and explore different approaches to trauma healing and reconciliation. The course will also examine the role of justice, forgiveness, and accountability in the reconciliation process, and the challenges and opportunities of promoting reconciliation in different contexts. By the end of the course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills to identify and address trauma in themselves and others, design strategies for reconciliation, and engage in constructive dialogue and action towards healing and social transformation.
This course delves into the theory and practice of Peace Clubs, exploring how these extracurricular organizations can contribute to the development of peaceful and inclusive societies. Students will learn about the history and evolution of Peace Clubs, their objectives and activities, and the challenges they face in different contexts. Through readings, discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, students will develop the skills to design, implement, and evaluate Peace Club initiatives that are contextually relevant and impactful. By the end of the course, students will have gained the knowledge and tools necessary to create and sustain Peace Clubs that foster dialogue, understanding, and respect among diverse groups of people, and promote peaceful conflict resolution at the individual, community, and societal levels.