Negotiating Peace

7.5 credits

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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.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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