Negotiating Peace

7.5 credits

The course introduces students to peace processes, especially negotiations and the implementation of peace agreements. It focuses on a variety of conflict scenarios, from interpersonal and intergroup to (possibly internationalized) violent interstate conflicts. This provides a more in depth understanding of how actors in different conflict situations go about achieving their objectives through a negotiation process. Through active practical learning exercises and negotiation simulations students also learn basic negotiation skills as a valuable asset for the contemporary job market. Furthermore, the course discusses the problems around peace building, in both theoretical and pratical terms.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!