GOVT-599 Youth and Peacebuilding
Fall for 2015-2016
At a time when nations are challenged by failing economies, troubling security concerns, extremism, formidable social problems, and strained intergroup relations, youth are are not productively engaged in society are often viewed as agents of conflict and instability. However, fostering opportunities for youth to be engaged in preventing and ending conflict, as well as active agents of positive social change is essential for any country seeking to build a more stable future. This class will explore key practical and theoretical foundations for advancing the role of youth in creating peace and building more resilient societies. Students will also receive practical training in designing and implementing youth-led ventures for social change and peacebuilding.
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