Schedule

Every weekly session has three sections. All readings can be accessed here.

Reading: This page contains the reading, slides, and other material from that week’s class.
Class: This page contains worked examples relevant to what we cover each week.
Homework: This page contains any homework for the week.


Topics Reading HW Class
W1 : Mar 29 - Mar 31 What are civil wars?
W2 : Apr 5 - Apr 7 Why civil war? Grievances, identity, ethnicity
Assignment 1
W3 : Apr 12 - Apr 14 Why civil war? Looting and feasibility
Assignment 2
W4 : Apr 19 - Apr 21 How are wars fought? Insurgency
Assignment 3
W5 : Apr 26 - Apr 28 Film + midterm
April 28th Midterm Exam
W6 : May 3 - May 5 How are wars fought? Counterinsurgency
Assignment 4
W7 : May 10 - May 12 Why displacement? Case study of Colombia
Assignment 5
W8 : May 17 - May 19 When do civilians resist? Case study of Peru
W9 : May 24 - May 26 Why do criminal organizations go to war? Case study of Central America
Assignment 6
W10 : May 31 - Jun 2 How do wars end? Barriers to negotiation
Assignment 7
Wed, June 8 10:30AM-12:30PM Final Exam