This course on The Politics of Power and Identity will consist of lectures, interactive discussions and active listening exercises that connect to topics such as:

- liberal peacebuilding theory and their critics

- the politics of identity and identity politics

- ethno-political conflict

- aspects of power, leadership and positionality  

There will be two external Guest Lecturers who will add their knowledge and expertise to these topics: 

  1. Dzeneta Karabegovic, University of Salzburg
  2. Edward Brantmeier, James Madison University

Assessment:  Students will be assessed based on their participation in the course exercises, discussions and the final course paper.

Optional yoga classes to support student well-being will also be offered. 

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