RESOLVING CONFLICTS WITH THE ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS
This course will study the evolution of conflicts, theories used in the study of conflicts, and our approach to conflict resolution based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The main objective of the course is to learn how to use relative measurement to study conflicts, develop hierarchies of benefits, costs, perceived benefits and perceived costs and compute gain-loss ratios for pairs of tradeoffs used to construct a fair and equitable agreement. The course consists of seven sessions. The first six sessions provide the background for the last session in which the Conflict Resolution (CR) process based on the AHP is applied. This course will be coordinated with a Global Issue Workshop (GIW) course to be designed around the conflict studied in this class.