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Spring 2022  |  PA 5890 Section 001: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Fact-Finding Investigations on Human Rights (66846)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Closed (16 of 16 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?WALSH912+PA5890+Spring2022
Class Description:

This course will familiarize you with core principles and techniques for human rights fact-finding, focusing especially on interviews.


You'll learn practical skills, such as: planning and preparing for fact-finding interviews; navigating ethical and security challenges; tailoring interviews for specific populations; interviewing government or corporate officials; conducting remote interviews; minimizing the risk of retraumatization and vicarious trauma; and adapting fact-finding approaches for restricted or challenging locations.


This seminar uses role-play simulations as a learning tool. Most weeks, you will "learn by doing" as we spend one class session discussing topics and techniques, and the other doing role play exercises in pairs of students. After many shorter practice sessions in class, you'll do a full, in-depth mock interview with me based on a hypothetical scenario.


You will also engage with guest speakers with human rights interviewing experience, and learn by reading methodology sections of recent human rights fact-finding reports.


Learning Objectives:

Through this course, you will understand what fact-finding is, and how fact-finding interviews are used in the human rights field. More specifically, you will develop interviewing skills and knowledge that will enable you to:

  • Understand core standards and ethical considerations for human rights interviews

  • Mitigate risks of retraumatization and vicarious trauma

  • Interview survivors of human rights abuses, and understand best practices for interviewing specific populations

  • Interview civil society advocates and service providers

  • Interview government or corporate officials

  • Navigate remote interviews

  • Assess and handle security risks for interviews

  • Obtain data and information from official sources

Grading:
A-F or S/N
Exam Format:
The assignments are short and practical. They're designed to build your skills in planning and conducting human rights interviews. There is no lengthy written paper assignment, and no final exam.
Workload:
Commensurate with other graduate-level courses, though readings are typically shorter.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66846/1223
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2022.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
24 October 2021

Spring 2022  |  PA 5890 Section 002: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Politics & Law of Conflict Mgmt & Intervention (66847)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (17 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Course will be offered REMOTELY (synchronously online). Full title: "Politics & Law of Conflict Mgmt & Intervention." Some knowledge of international relations will be useful as a basis for this course. 50A Humphrey School has been reserved for students to use during the scheduled class time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mukho017+PA5890+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course will invite students to consider the ways in which politics and law inform, undermine, and bypass one another in the realm of conflict management and military intervention. We will draw from a rich set of cases across time and space to examine the notion of "threats to peace and security" as it has evolved. We will, then, turn to the basket of instruments that make up contemporary intervention and conflict-management, starting with prevention and the right to exercise self-defense. We will, then, move into the space of military interventions that have been framed (both strictly and loosely) as means of keeping or restoring the peace. From here, we will enter the arena of more aggressive interventions, those that aim at the breaking, making, or remaking of states. Finally, we will consider the newest frontiers of intervention, those that have been charted in the last decade. Shadowy threats and elusive enemies have led to a variety of new, often controversial campaigns. New kinds of technology that could only have been imagined a few decades ago have made possible unprecedented forms of stealth and interference. And, yet, some of the world's most powerful states find themselves struggling on and off the battlefield. This is the conundrum we will consider in this final section of the course. Even as we consider the politics and geopolitics at hand, we will situate our empirical analysis of each case and/or phenomenon within the larger context of key legal doctrines, debates, and dilemmas. Unlike other survey courses on conflict management, we will not approach the material as a chronological catalog of interventions. Instead, we will engage the material thematically, juxtaposing more contemporary cases with historical ones in order to understand the various evolutions in political, legal, and operational thought.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66847/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 November 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5890 Section 003: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- 2nd Yr MHR Cohort II (66694)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/24/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
02/07/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
02/21/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
03/21/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
04/04/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
04/18/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
 
05/02/2022
Mon 11:30AM - 12:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 131
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
This offering is for 2nd-Year MHR students only. MHR students entering in Fall 2021 should register for PA 5887. Class will meet every other week. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5890+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66694/1223
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2022.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)

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