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Lecturers

Maria Amélia Ferreira de Carvalho
Eva Dinchel
Arne Dormaels
Uwe Ewald
Howard J. DeNike
Mehari Fisseha
André Konze
Thomas Feltes
Stefan Schwarz
Marleen Easton
Robin Hofmann
Reynaud Theunens

Aim: Gaining insights and understanding of the dimensions and characteristics of international peacekeeping including the main actors, principles & guidelines, the instruments, the history and contemporary challenges; being able to review and assess peace operations based both on the study materials and own findings and researches; learning to distinguish the theoretical framework of peace operations and the factor realpolitik and thus develop critical reflections and personal opinions on the subject.

Content: Actors in the field of international peacekeeping (United Nations, European Union, OSCE, NATO,  African Union); principles and Guidelines in UN Peace Operations (Capstone Doctrine, Brahimi report, Human Security, Local Ownership, Protection of Civilians / R2P); history of Peacekeeping / Peacekeeping in the 21st century; instruments (DDR, SSR, Rule of Law (Police/ Justice), Military Intervention/ Civil Military Cooperation, Economic Impact of Peacekeeping Operations); review / evaluation of Peace Operations (Performance indicators, The situation of Rwanda).

Competencies: Insights into the theoretical framework on peace operations and the factor realpolitik; the ability to reviews and assess peace operations based on the study materials provided; the ability to find and consult scientific and other sources about international peacekeeping; the ability to reflect critically about theories and experience with international peacekeeping missions; the ability to reflect on one’s own thoughts about international peacekeeping and to keep an open mind about other opinions and new ideas; the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate the core dimensions and characteristics of international peacekeeping including the main actors, principles & guidelines, the instruments, the history and contemporary challenges

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