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PhD in Conflict Resolution

Overview

This program focuses on studying the human being in general and human behavior in particular, as it overlaps with sociology, psychology and philosophy, which is the mother of sciences. The program focuses on studying the different aspects of society like the relations between people and how the society was formed, and on the academic related studies such as: Psychology, history, humanitarian studies and behavior sciences. Students will study the modern communities structure and the societal classes and its texture, in addition to studying related sciences such as: Criminology and Anthropology, and other topics such as: Social Thinking, Analysis of Societies, Identity, Social Behavior and the Causes of Conflicts and its impact on humanity. This program will introduce students to the concepts of conflict studies based on scientific narrative that comes from some basics and theoretical and practical rules of this scientific field. Students will be provided with the necessary knowledge for the basics of conflict studies and its stages through history with a focus on the main factors that helped in developing this science. Moreover, there will be a focus on the conflict analysis and the foundations for this concept from the point of view of the known thinkers in this field that deals with the political, social and economic conflicts.

And as the main goal of conflict resolution is to prevent conflict from the first place and resolve it in case if it happened, then the different conflict resolution mechanisms are the main elements that will be focused on in this program and among its aspects.泭

Goals

  • This program introduces students to the concepts of conflict studies based on scientific narrative that comes from some basics and theoretical and practical rules of this scientific field. Students will be provided with the necessary knowledge for the basics of conflict studies and its stages through history with a focus on the main factors that helped in developing this science. Moreover, there will be a focus on the conflict analysis and the foundations for this concept from the point of view of the known thinkers in this field that deals with the political, social and economic conflicts.
  • As the main goal of conflict resolution is to prevent conflict from the first place and resolve it in case if it happened, then the different conflict resolution mechanisms are the main elements that will be focused on in this program and among its aspects.
  • The program aims to raise awareness on the importance of the Conflict resolution between students through discussion and dialogues that is based on a scientific methodology that focuses on the interactive education style, in addition to solidifying the conflict concepts in order to build a new generation that believe in justice and equality as strategic choices personally, locally and internationally. The program will also provide students with the needed knowledge and skills to understand conflicts and determine the main principles for the conflict resolution science.泭
  • Create the dialogue and thoughts sharing culture through the students mobility opportunities between universities and conflict resolution centers around the world.泭 Also increasing the students capabilities in determining the most effective ways to conflict resolutions.
  • The importance of this program is that it has many topics such as the anthropology to understand: the Humanitarian Aggression, Peace, Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Negotiations, and it aims to discover the hidden mechanisms of conflicts and wars between individuals, or international groups. In light of the growing civil and ethnic wars in the world, and the increase in divisive conflicts and sectarian wars, the need for individuals and groups to understand the roots of the conflict and search for the best ways to accept and coexist with it increases.泭
  • There is a special importance for this program in Palestine, as our country lives under the strongest and most difficult conflicts. This program will provide the chance to study the conflict from different perspectives and then graduates will be able to deal with conflict resolution with a great awareness of the importance of negotiations and peaceful mediation on the individuals, organizations and countries levels through the means of peaceful and humanitarian negotiations. The program will also prepare students to conduct researches and studies that benefit the formation of Palestinian opinion and convey the true Palestinian narrative to the world. It prepares students to deal with various conflicts, social, economic or political conflicts.
  • Provide students with the ability to know how culture and identity were formed and how they lead to conflict and collaboration between groups.
  • Strengthen students understanding of the effect of communication between individuals, and develop the critical thinking of students especially that is related to individuals and groups.
  • Enable students to suggest solutions to complex conflicts through negotiations and alternative conflict resolution ways.
  • Provide students with the knowledge to make decisions as mediators in conflicts.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME

  1. Gain skills in dealing with victims of conflicts of all ages and provide the best rehabilitation for them as needed.
  2. If the Palestinian division ends, then specialists in this filed will have a great role in enhancing reconciliation and build a new strategy with clear goals and objectives.
  3. Conclude new outcomes of the impact of conflicts on communities and work to solve the community in dealing with them. This program focuses on the studying the different aspects of societies, starting from the relations between human beings to the way of how this community was built. Thus the program will be discussing related academic studies such as: psychology, history, humanitarian sciences and behaviors.
  4. Students will study the modern communities structure and the societal classes and its texture, in addition to studying related sciences such as: Criminology and Anthropology, and other topics such as: Social Thinking, Analysis of Societies, Identity, Social Behavior and the Causes of Conflicts and its impact on humanity. The goal from this program is to prepare excellent scientific cadres in the field of society, culture, conflict resolution, and social development, and to work on developing the research skills in conflict resolution and prepare faculty members and research specialized in this science and produce a knowledge that contributes in understanding the society and solving its problems as well as sharing the values of patriotic and belonging and train students on the peace work, organized scientific studies and on studying the global conflicts and educate from them.

Careers of Graduates

Graduates can work in social security bodies, intellectual development centers, schools of intellectual education, social rehabilitation centers, social care homes, and care and rehabilitation for the disabled.

  • Ministry of Education: graduates can work in education or as a students social specialist and also in student counseling in schools.
  • Industry field: Graduates of this program will be able to work in the social departments in factories.
  • Public Relations field: in the governmental and private organizations.
  • Security sectors in the interior: graduates can work as awareness and guidance specialist in prisons and security centers.
  • Civil service: among the civil society organizations and the public organizations such as charity, etc.
  • Rural and urban development centers: including the environment protection centers and awareness centers.
  • Family conflict resolution centers.
  • Family and women protection institutions.
  • Post-prison rehabilitation centers for children and adults, especially Israeli prisons.
  • Negotiation centers.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • International conflict resolution centers.
  • United Nations around the world.