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|Course runs from 1/7 - 1/16, meeting everyday except 1/12|
Here is an unusual opportunity to break open the traditional concept of security and tackle an array of leadership skills while examining the little understood structure of women's critical role in preventing or stopping violent conflict. Working in groups, you'll formulate concrete policy recommendations for women's full inclusion in formal and informal peace processes. The course bridges theory and practice, providing students close interaction with inspiring women leaders from conflicts worldwide. In addition, you'll receive individual classroom coaching to develop nuanced presentation skills that have a big impact on leadership. Grades are heavily based on an analytical briefing paper for a policymaker, as well as class participation. Role-play, debate, video clips, films, a mock policy briefing, and small group work enrich learning beyond readings, lectures, and classroom discussion. Many students describe this course as not only iconoclastic, but also transformational. They also say it is a relief to hear gender acknowledged as a significant factor in the field of international security.