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, substate, and nonstate 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. No course can be taken pass/fail. Completion of a course cross-listed with the Certificate in International Development may be counted toward both certificates.

Requirements

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

PPHA 32735: African Development

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

PLSC 48700: Crime, Conflict and the State

PPHA 60000-3: Global Conflict Policy Lab

PPHA 32750: Hydropolitics: Water Policy and Conflict

PPHA 38790: Introduction to Peacebuilding

PPHA 33510: Nuclear Policy

PPHA 32740: Order and Violence

PPHA 30810: The Political Economy of Natural Resources

PPHA 39750: Politics and Public Policy in Latin America

PLSC 48401: Quantitative Security

PPHA 38750: Refugees, Security, and Forced Migration

PPHA 35245: Violence in the Early Years

Certificate in International Development

Most countries in the world have been independent for about 50 years. Some are peaceful and have prospered, while some remain poor, war-torn, or both. What explains why some countries have succeeded while others remain poor, violent, and unequal? Seeking solutions to poverty and development requires forming a critical lens through which to evaluate potential solutions. 

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. No course can be taken pass/fail. Completion of a course cross-listed with the Certificate in 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 32735: African Development

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

PPHA 35240: Education in Developing Contexts

PPHA 45700: Environment and Development

PPHA 60000-3: Global Conflict Policy Lab

SSA 62912: Global Development and Social Welfare 

PPHA 32750: Hydropolitics: Water Policy and Conflict

SSA 63301/63302: International Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Work Practice

PPHA 38790: Introduction to Peacebuilding

PPHA 32740: Order and Violence

PPHA 30810: The Political Economy of Natural Resources

PPHA 35501: Poverty and Economic Development

SSA 63800: Program Evaluation in International Settings

PPHA 38750: Refugees, Security, and Forced Migration

PPHA 35245: Violence in the Early Years