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Resolution: 2398 March 7 2012
Code SNIES: 101602
Title: Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict

The M.A. in Peace and Conflict is an M.A. that seeks to deepen the knowledge in this area. Its main objective is to explore the multiple approaches, theories, concepts and practices of social, political and cultural conflicts focusing both violent and non-violent conflicts, as well as different experiences of constructing peace in national and international contexts. The program is inspired by the M.A. in Peace and Conflict at Bradford University (England), but its focus is primarily on Colombian conflicts looking to investigate and analyze the multiple dimensions and interpretations of the armed conflict in Colombia and its various subconflicts.

This M.A. offers a universal theoretical and philosophical perspective on the phenomenon of human conflicts and several attempts to solve them. It examines the main theories and metatheories through the analysis of the diverse and sometimes contradictory policies of peace implemented within the framework of the Colombian conflict and other global conflicts.

 

Objectives

 

  • To provide a reflection on human conflicts and a wide range of attempts to solve them in view of the most important theories and metatheories employed to cover and explain this phenomenon.
  • To critically analyze the multiple dimensions and interpretations of the Colombian armed conflict and other global conflicts.
  • To explore the diverse and sometimes contradictory policies of peace that have been implemented within the framework of the Colombian conflict and other global conflicts.

 

 

Education plan

 

First semester – UOC Analysis and explanation
Theories of peace and conflict (foundations).
Social sciences and humanities: conceptual basis and analytics
Normative and ideological dimensions in analyses of conflicts
Investigation workshop: frameworks and analytical and investigative techniques

Second semester – UOC The Colombian armed conflict
Political and social history of the Colombian armed conflict
Interpretations of contemporary conflicts
Optional course I
Optional course II
Investigation workshop II

Third semester – UOC Application and research
Theory and practice: public policies of peace
Coproduction of knowledge
Optional course III
Optional course IV
Investigation workshop III

Fourth semester – UOC Final project
Investigation workshop IV
Field study
Final project

Every UOC is worth 12 credits summing up a total of 48 credits at the end of the program. And every UOC contains 244 hours of work with the teachers and 576 hours of independent work.

*The planning of this program may be changed.

Duration: Four (4) semesters

Aimed at: Professionals in social sciences and humanities, humanitarian operators and people connected to programs involved in the creation of peace

Modality: Traditional classes

Schedule: Classes one week a month according to the following schedule:

Level I: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. ‒ 12:00 m. and 2:00 ‒ 4:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 ‒ 1:00 p.m.

Level II: Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. ‒ 12:00 m. and 2:00 ‒ 6:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 ‒ 12:00 m. and 2:00 ‒ 7:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. ‒ 12:00 m.

Virtual consultancy will be offered as a complement.

 

Coordinator

Paula Andrea Valencia Londoño
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 340 5555 Ext. 5776

 

Professors working full time

 

Daniel Castaño Zapata

 

 

Milton Andrés Rojas Betancur

Lawyer, Medellin University. Specialist in Medical Law, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. M.A. in Political Science, Antioquia University. Coordinator of the Center of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Medellin University. Research group: Democracy, participation and Conflict. Research area: public policies and human rights, interamerican system of human rights.

 

Juan Edilberto Rendón Á

 

 

John Fernando Restrepo Tamayo

 

 

Paula Andrea Valencia Londoño

Social communicator and journalist, Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana. Studies of Law and Political Science, Antioquia University. Specialist in Regional Administration of Development, Universidad de los Andes. International Master of Advanced Studies, Institute of Developmental Studies, Geneva University. Candidate to M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Development, Universidad de los Andes. Coordinator of the M.A. in Peace and Conflict, Medellin University. Research group: Democracy, Participation and Conflict. Research area: armed conflict, construction of peace, humanitarian action, humanitarian consequences (with emphasis on a differential focus: genre, boys and girls), international cooperation, development.