Units of Study

PACS6901 - United Nations, Peace and Security

Semester 1b, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


In this unit students critically examine the role of the United Nations in promoting international peace and security. Contemporary and historical case studies such as Rwanda, Iraq and East Timor are used to analyse the UN's performance in relation to such activities as peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement. We assess the challenges facing the UN in achieving its mandate and implementing reform with a view to attaining peace with justice.


1x500wd equivalent Model UN class exercise (10%), 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x3500wd essay (60%) and participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

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