Studying conflict in a post-conflict setting such as Sarajevo will provide students with a first-hand perspective and direct understanding of the main challenges and issues, whilst integrating theory, research and practical skills.
Students will learn from highly respected Bosnian and international scholars who will provide them with a comprehensive and experiential understanding of the processes and conditions leading to various types of intergroup conflicts (ethnic, religious, communal, political etc.), conflict resolution techniques, as well as post-conflict related processes such as power sharing, justice and reconciliation. The issues will be analyzed and discussed from a multi-disciplinary perspective ranging from political philosophy, political science, international law, anthropology and social psychology.
• Conflict, Culture and Democracy
• Anthropology of Culture and Violence
• Conflict Management Techniques
• Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation
• Genocide in theory and international law
• Power sharing in post-conflict settings
• Transitional Justice
• Media, Conflict and Peace
A word from our students…
“Conflicts are a natural part of life and as such a part of the social reality. The Master of Arts Program Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation gives students an understanding of the underlying primary issues of conflicts. Developing and putting to use the acquired skills in both theory and practice enables students to connect to opportunities in their communities, employers and other organizations where they can try to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Students learn about the origin of conflicts and how to solve them by applying peace building skills. By studying and analyzing contemporary issues of conflict, you learn how to produce policy recommendations in order to create positive solutions. A multidisciplinary approach is given by such a comprehensive program, which connects research and study of real cases with theory and critical analysis. You learn how to critically analyze existing cases which helps you to develop excellent researching skills.
This study is relatively new and remains to grow, even the popularity of conflict management, study and research domain have motivated me to enroll in this program. Tools of conflict management are appealing because you learn different theories in an interdisciplinary way to transform destructive conflicts into constructive improvements. The current global political situation acquires more individuals to work in this particular field. Studying in this particular field gives the possibility to give back something to the greater good and the community.
There is no better opportunity of receiving intellectual challenges than through a recent rising field of study. The CAR program motivates you to think outside the box.”
Amra Subašić, CAR Programme Student (graduated)
"The CAR Programme offers a unique opportunity to learn a breadth of conflict resolution theories from the transformation of social identity to the role of political institutions and media, while deepening understanding through everyday life in Sarajevo. While interning and working at a local NGO (The Post-Conflict Research Center), the CAR instructors and the course material helped me to navigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities I encountered. My thesis on the moral psychology of intergroup forgiveness would not have been possible without this program and the guidance of the Dean, Dr. Sabina Cehajic-Clancy.
To sum it up, moving to Sarajevo and the CAR Programme gave me the freedom to grow professionally while providing the foundational knowledge necessary for a career in conflict resolution.“
Yeree Woo, CAR Programme Student (graduated)
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