Certificate in Global Conflict Studies

While past generations witnessed world wars, current generations have grappled with the phenomena of violent extremism, large-scale displacement, and failed nations. In a world where global conflict has evolved to include state, sub-state, and non-state actors, future leaders must also evolve their empirical approach to understanding conflict.

By enrolling in the Certificate in Global Conflict Studies, offered through Harris Public Policy in conjunction with The Pearson Institute, students will engage in analysis that moves beyond the headlines toward a deeper understanding of how data-driven solutions can be applied toward ever-evolving issues that global conflicts present.

By focusing on comparative development, political economy, and applied methodology, this interdisciplinary course of study will prepare graduate students of diverse interests for careers in government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, or multinational corporations.

Enrollment Process

There is no application process for the Certificate. Students should contact their academic advisor to indicate intention to pursue the certificate. The certificate is open to any graduate student at the University of Chicago.

Requirements

The certificate will be awarded to students who complete any three of the following courses:

PPHA 30810: The Political Economy of Natural Resources

PPHA 32735: African Development

PPHA 32740: Order and Violence

PPHA 32750: Hydropolitics

PPHA 33510: Nuclear Policy

PPHA 35245: Violence in the Early Years

PPHA 38740: Conflict: Root Causes, Consequences, and Solutions for the Future

PPHA 38750: Refugees, Security and Forced Migration

PPHA 39750: Politics and Public Policy in Latin America

PPHA 60000-3: Global Conflict Policy Lab

PLSC 48401: Quantitative Security

PLSC 48700: Crime, Conflict and the State

Certificate in International Development

In many ways, our world is becoming increasingly interconnected. At the same time, many in the global North as well as the global South have come to question traditional relationships and dynamics of power. In this context, it is crucial for students across disciplines to develop not only a robust understanding of these changing international structures, but also the tools with which to evaluate these issues.

By enrolling in the Certificate in International Development, offered through Harris Public Policy in conjunction with The Pearson Institute, students will learn to seek data-driven solutions to development issues across multiple sectors, including but not limited to economy, education, governance, energy, security, and the environment.

By focusing on comparative development, political economy, and applied methodology, this interdisciplinary course of study will prepare graduate students of diverse interests for careers in government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, or multinational corporations.

Enrollment Process

There is no application process for the Certificate. Students should contact their academic advisor to indicate intention to pursue the certificate. The certificate is open to any graduate student at the University of Chicago. Students must pass each course with a grade of at least a B–, without the option of pass/fail. Completion of a course cross-listed with the Certificate of Global Conflict Studies may be counted toward both certificates.

Requirements

The certificate will be awarded to students who complete any three of the following courses:

PPHA 30810: The Political Economy of Natural Resources

PPHA 32735: African Development

PPHA 32740: Order and Violence

PPHA 32750: Hydropolitics

PPHA 35240: Education in Developing Contexts

PPHA 35245: Violence in the Early Years

PPHA 35501: Poverty and Economic Development

PPHA 38740: Conflict: Root Causes, Consequences, and Solutions for the Future

PPHA 38750: Refugees, Security and Forced Migration

PPHA 60000-3: Global Conflict Policy Lab