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Diplomacy and Conflict Management Master's Program (with Thesis)

The Diplomacy and Conflict Management program covers various disciplines such as International Relations, International Law, Conflict Resolution and Global Governance. The program provides a general framework of conflict and conflict resolution in both theoretical and practical terms. Basic concepts, definitions, theories and approaches on the causes of the conflict and approaches on interventions to conflicts are presented in the program. In this sense, the sources and the causes of the conflicts, factors, stakeholders and their interests and positions, conflict dynamics, various preventive methods, negotiations that are involved in conflict transformation are the topics that will be taught to the students.This program that includes theoretical and practical elements provides the necessary information and skills for various careers including local mediation, international humanitarian aid and peace building organizations. The program will also establish links between local, regional and global actors and will provide the necessary networks for the students that will participate in the program.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to M.S. program should have a B.S. degree in Social Sciences with a CGPA greater than 2.5/4.0.

Research Interests

Conflict resolution, mediation and peace building, international law theory, law of the sea, politics of federalism, politics of identity and nationalism, politics of history education, political corruption, international migration, survey analysis, state-society relations, social constructivism, deliberative forums, freedom of movement, immigration, anti-discrimination legislation , post-positivist political thought, critical political economy, political Islam, Middle East politics, Salafi Jihadism, weapons of mass destruction, proliferation of nuclear weapons, United Nations, Europeanization, conditionality, European Union (EU) in international law, EU and the resolution of disputes, contemporary Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, Cyprus problem and international law, Cyprus politics


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Course Title Credit Lec. Tut.
INTL500 Master Thesis - - -
INTL514 Global Governance

Governance refers to the systems of authoritative rules, norms, institutions, and practices by means of which individuals, states and international organizations manage global problems absent a world government. The course aims to help students gain a deeper appreciation of how the world of global governance works (or doesn’t). It provides an overview of the evolving architecture, processes and outcomes of global governance, as well as the constraints and opportunities for policy processes, whether at the national or international levels. Following the discussion of theoretical perspectives on global governance, the course applies these approaches to issues related to international peace and security, the management of global economy, and finally, efforts to protect human rights and the environment.

3 3 -
INTL521 Research Methods

The objective of this course is to prepare graduate students for the task of thesis research through the development of a scientifically sound thesis proposal. Inter alia, it covers such issues as introduction to the research process; research design in the disciplines of International Relations and Comparative Politics; debates and examples in the literature; epistemological and methodological issues; formatting issues; and the preparation of individual thesis proposals.

3 3 -
INTL550 Theories of Conflict and Conflict Transformation

This course will survey the theory and the actual practice of both international and ethnic conflicts, and investigate possible methods of resolving these conflicts. Special attention will be put on the processes of peacemaking and reconciliation between the adversaries through real life examples. Within the broader conflict resolution field, processes as bargaining (negotiation), mediation by the "third party" involvement and other alternative dispute resolution processes will be analyzed.

3 3 -
INTL551 Negotiation and Mediation: Theory and Practice

The survey of the theory and the practice of international negotiations and mediation. The ingredients and processes of bargaining (negotiation).  Conflict prevention. Understanding and development of negotiation and mediation skills.

3 3 -
REQ1 Elective Course 3 3 -
REQ2 Elective Course 3 3 -
REQ3 Elective Course 3 3 -
INTL598 Seminar - - -
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