This course serves as a field seminar for the conflict and security sub-field of International Relations. We cover the theories and approaches central to
understanding cutting-edge research in conflict and security, with a focus on the sort of work that is being published in top journals. We will cover topics
such as the sources and (sometimes long-term) consequences of interstate conflict and war, key theories and empirical approaches in the fast growing
field of civil conflict, as well as topics at the intersection of security and international political economy. This course is intended to serve as a field seminar
for students interested in core topics in conflict and security.