Introduction to Peace and Conflict Management BGP-001

By Dr. Purnendu Tripathi   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 429
The Programme, is focused on the understanding of peace and conflict resolution, to deal with conflict in the society particularly in Gandhian perspective. The giant strides man has made in science and technology have failed to engender peace of mind in the individuals, harmony in society, and peace among nations; nor have they helped in liquidating poverty, ignorance, and exploitation. Global warming and climate change, a direct consequence of destructive use of nature, threatens the very survival of the biosphere. Man has become a victim of his own creation. Many thinkers and activists, in the world today, have begun to turn to the life, thoughts and methods of Mahatma Gandhi to look for solutions for above mention. Activists and thinkers of younger generation in the world are looking to the alternative path that Gandhi showed in the hope that his message and mission are of crucial significance to the survival of mankind. The programme you are going to pursue develops these objectives. We are sure you will be benefitted and be better prepared for contribution towards peace in the society at large.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Block-I Understanding Peace

Unit-1 Meaning and Typology of Peace

Unit-2 Importance of Peace for Human Survival and Development

Unit-3 Theories of Peace Building

Unit-4 Challenges to Peace Building

Block-II Understanding Conflicts

Unit-5 Meaning and Concept of Conflict

Unit-6 Sources of Conflict

Unit-7 Types and Levels of Conflicts

Unit-8 Theories of Conflicts

Block-III Conflict Management

Unit-9 Methods of Conflicts Resolution

Unit-10 Role of Government

Unit-11 Role of Civil Society and Media

Unit-12 Role of International & Transnational Institutions

Block-IV Contemporary Peace Initiatives

Unit-13 Land Reforms and Other Developmental Measures

Unit-14 Inter-Religious Dialogue

Unit-15 Dialogue among Parties in Conflict

Unit-16 Individual Initiatives (Vinoba Bhave, JP, Martin Luther King Jr.)

Instructor bio

Dr. Purnendu Tripathi

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Dr. Purnendu Tripathi, is doctorate in Business Administration and International Fellow (2009) from Open University Business School (OUBS), Open University UK. He is one of the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Technology Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) and has so far published ten (10) books in the areas of Educational Marketing, Interactive Technology Environments, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transnational Learning & Technologically enabled Environments, Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning, Transnational Higher Education, Administration, Policy and Leadership in Higher Education, Technology Centric Strategies in Higher Education Administration, Marketing Initiatives for Sustainable Education Development etc. Besides, many research papers and book chapters under his credit, he has also presented research papers in the international conferences organized at Canada, UK, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain etc. He had undertaken faculty assignment (2006-09) at Arab Open University, Saudi Arabia teaching graduate students OUBS accredited courses in business administration. His current research interests are Organizational Development, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Higher Education marketing and Technology enabled Learning and student support. In IGNOU, presently he is posted at RSD/ VCO as deputy director working in the domain of student support in ODL and online mode of learning.

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