The Werner Institute at Creighton University Graduate Program (M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution)pleased to offer a summer elective course entitled "Collective Memory,
History, and Conflict, in Madrid, Spain, June 14 - 21, 2014. Students enrolled in this course will
explore the various roles that memory can play in conflict engagement. We will visit heritage sites, museums, and monuments in Madrid, Spain to illustrate the role of collective memory in conflict. Additionally, this course has an online component between June 2 - June 13, 2014.
Memory is the manner in which humans process, remember, store information and reconstruct prior experiences. Memory also allows us to learn from our experiences, adapt, and build relationships. Through memory we can determine if someone has kept a promise, store our perceptions about individuals, and predict future actions. In many ways we construct who we are based on our stored memories. When memories are shared and agreed upon by a group, they become collective memories. Collective memories produced within society are passed on from generation to generation and through these collective memories, individuals can "recall" events that they have not personally experienced (Hallbawchs 1992: 38). Memory allows us to connect with others, but it can also create differences that lead to conflict. Memory can be an instrument for social justice, or a tool for perpetuating injustices. Collective memories influence individuals, organizations, and countries.
This one-week, three-credit course enables students to address the various roles that memory can play in conflict engagement. We will visit heritage sites, museums, and monuments in Madrid, Spain to illustrate the role of collective memory in conflict. We will also challenge most of the literature in mediation and negotiation regarding conflict resolution as being future-oriented.
Through participation in this course, students will:
This course is available to Werner students (online and campus-based), Creighton University Graduate School students, DNP and Ed.D. students and Werner alumni.
Online Component June 2 - 13, 2014
Class Meets In Spain June 14 - 21, 2014
Time to Submit Final Assignment June 22 - July 11, 2014
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