International Peace Studies with specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

University for Peace

Program Description

International Peace Studies with specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

University for Peace

The IPS specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies explores the informational context in which armed violence takes place and equips students with up-to-date tools and strategies to advocated for peace, justice, and sustainability through ethical media production, and to become informed and active global citizens of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Grounded in a solid understanding of peace and conflict theory, this programme considers the many ways in which media has been used to propagate hostile attitudes and enemy images, as well as the long tradition of journalists, artists, and other who have sought to use media to hold the powerful accountable, challenge the status-quo, and to promote mutual understanding and coexistence. This specialization compliments existing courses from the IPS programme with an in-depth and critical consideration of current media theories and practices in relation to contemporary concerns including privacy, security, and manipulation of information, a twenty first century debate on media ethics and peace journalism, and an advocacy-focused exploration of gender and other identities, representation, and equality. Throughout the academic year, MPCS students will also be invited to deepen their understanding of communications theories and sharpen their practical skills though media-related projects and workshops, including participating in the media team of the United Nations simulation conference and volunteering with our online magazine, Peace and Conflict Monitor.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 week
Full time
Price
Price
19,500 USD
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Deadline
Locations
Costa Rica - Ciudad Colon
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Feb. 2018
Costa Rica - Ciudad Colon
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