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.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.