This class addresses how security – or lack of—affects development, especially the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The international community has been engaged in many global social problems. One of these problems is the growing level of insecurity and armed violence that is preventing and interfering with desperately needed economic, social and political development, especially in fragile states emerging from conflict.

This course explores the following:

1. Human security: lack of freedom, injustice, forced (im)migrations

2. Proliferation of small and light arms in conflict and post conflict zones

3. Disarmament, demobilization and reinsertion of ex-combatants

4. Gender violence and inequality

5. Good governance / Ethical spending of public funds

2:00pm-3:50pm on Monday, Wednesday (Feb 1, 2016 to May 20, 2016)
Morse B108