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The Changing Nature of Peace and Security

Course Level

intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year

Course Language


Course Classification

This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.

Course Type

We hope for face-to-face teaching in the summer term 2022. Should the pandemic require social distancing, this course will be held via video conference.

Contact Hours

2 hrs per week


5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)


This course will be available rather in the summer than in the winter term. It will be given in the summer term 2022.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the summer semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late February to mid August. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Fremdsprachiges rechtswissenschaftliches Lehrangebot" in order to find out course hours and rooms.

Content of the Course

Please see the course outline.

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Registration

(1) via Campus Management
Please sign up for this course under the module "Study Program for Exchange Students - Module 9".
registration period: 1 - 14 April 2022, 12 p.m. (noon)
In order to know if you have obtained a place in this course, please check out your course plan on Campus Management (tab "Stundenplan") from 15 April 2022.
As long as there are still seats available after the registration period has expired, they will be allocated according to the principle "first come, first served" if you sign up by 6 May 2022.
(2) After you have expressed your interest to join this course on Campus Management, please write an e-mail to the course instructor Dr. Peggy Wittke (peg@zedat.fu-berlin.de) with your three most preferred topics by 12 April 2022.

De-Registration from this Course

via Campus Management

regular drop period: 1 April - 6 May 2022

After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.

Type of Exam

The final grade will be determined by a summary paper (1/3), a presentation (1/3), and answers submitted to the Topic Questions or Tasks. Additional points can be achieved through an active participation in the discussions.

Exam Period

Presentations will take place throughout the whole course. Please have a look at the schedule in the course outline.

Registration for the Exam

Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.

De-Registration from the Exam

Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).

Grade Release

via Campus Management