Instructor Info:
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Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
RestrictedPPGA 591B 001Web-Oriented Course1 Tue14:0017:00

This course is titled "Gender, Peace and Security". The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is a normative framework designed to promote gender equality and prevent gender based violence in conflict settings. UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (adopted in 2000) and subsequent resolutions guide policy and programmatic responses in the fields of conflict prevention, humanitarianism, the protection of civilians, peace-keeping and peace-building. This course examines theories of gender and war and the intersections of militarism, statecraft, nationalism, gender, sexuality and reproductive choice. We consider the encounter between international norms and mechanisms designed to prevent violence and promote peace and the strategies of national and locally-based actors. Concepts central to t and ~

he WPS agenda are discussed and challenged in the course material: gender equality and women's empowerment; survivor led-approaches; resilience, resistance and agency; sexual and gender based violence; masculinity; vulnerability; and, intersectionality.

RestrictedPPGA 591K 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue14:0017:00

This course is titled Transitional Justice. Limited seating might be available to Non-MPPGA students. Please contact the MPPGA program (

Transitional justice is a response to systematic and large-scale human rights abuses. Mechanisms and processes are designed to recognize and redress harms and to rewrite the social contract. Such mechanisms may include trials, reparations, truth commissions and inquiries, memorials and museums, and community-led processes. In this course, we begin with an overview of transitional justice as a field of practice and debates within it. What is violence? When is it? What is it to give testimony and to witness violence? What is truth? What is justice and who defines this? Who is a victim and what is the political economy of victimhood? Who is to be held accountable and for what? What is the scope of transitional justice mechanisms? Which mechanisms work and for whom? We examine these ques and ~

tions through case studies such as: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court; locally-led truth and justice processes; and, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.