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Peace Operations : Manufacturing Peace

Peace Operations: Manufacturing Peace
from Tuesday 7 July to Sunday 12 July 2009
from Friday 3 July to Sunday 12 July 2009 for credited students only

This in-depth look at the current and growing phenomenon of peace operations aims to provide participants with concepts and tools to understand and evaluate the process of contemporary peace-making missions, to study their transformation as well as the implicated actors and to analyze the debates surrounding the proposed reforms. The course is given entirely in English.


Il y a également une version française de ce cours.

This course is intended for citizens interested in international affairs, NGO representatives, civil servants, diplomats, journalists and business professionals. The course is offered by the department of Geography of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduate students who have already completed at least 45 credits may register and obtain credits for the course (3 credits, course GEO3432). Graduate students may also enrol provided they obtain their academic director’s approval.
*** IMPORTANT : credited students are required to consult the syllabus hereafter ***

Among the topics covered:

- The changing face of peacekeeping

- The U.N. doctrine on peacekeeping

- Implementing peace

- The use of force

- The responsibility to protect

- Canada and peacekeeping operations

- Regionalization of operations

- Multidimensional operations

Registration for the summer school is already open.

Directing the course:

Michel Liégeois
Professor, International Relations Theory and Diplomatic and Strategic Issues, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Among the guest speakers:

Jocelyn Coulon
Author, Guide du maintien de la paix 2009
Director, Réseau francophone de recherche sur
les opérations de paix

Sarjoh Bah
Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator
Africa Security Institutions & Global Peace Operations
New York University

Ian Johnstone
Associate Professor, International Law
The Fletcher School of International Affairs,
Tufts University

Xavier Zeebroek
Assistant Director, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)

Ugo Solinas
Political Advisor
United Nations

Robin Gagnon
General (ret.)
Canadian Armed Forces

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