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Erica Chenoweth

Appointment
Academic Dean for Faculty Engagement
Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment
617-495-1150
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Dara Kay Cohen

Appointment
Professor of Public Policy

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Zoe Marks

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy

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Stephen Walt

Appointment
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
617-495-5712
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Robert Wilkinson

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Leadership

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Yuri Zhukov

Appointment
Visiting Associate Professor of Public Policy

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This course is a high-level treatment of organized political violence, covering interstate, intrastate, and substate armed conflict, including one-sided violence. The course will provide a general overview of why wars occur, why they endure, how they unfold, how they end, and how societies successfully emerge from large-scale violence. The course will draw on historical and contemporary cases to provide insight, perspective, and frameworks that can be relevant for practitioners interested in avoiding, resolving, recovering from, and building peace after war.