Abdulkader H. Sinno's Academic Website

Y490/N305 Conflict, Conflict Resolution and State Building

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Samboo, a 12-year-old soldier in the Karen rebel army fighting against Myanmar's military, poses with his rifle

Karen child soldier, Myanmar  İReuters 

Dear Y490/N304 student:

This website provides you with an updated syllabus, supporting material and course readings.  It might be updated throughout the semester.  Feel welcome to email me your thoughts and suggestions. 

Abdulkader Sinno

Office hours: Tuesdays 11 am-1 pm, WH 323

Downloadable readings: By clicking on this link to the readings, you agree to abide by all copyrights and fair usage rules.

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PowerPoint slides

  • For test 1: Lectures 1, 2*, & 3* & 4*

  • For test 2: Lectures 5, 6*, 7*, movie Battle of Algiers, 8, 9, and 10,

  • For test 3: Lectures 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, documentary "Promises", and 17 (large file, be patient). 

  • For final: Above plus 18, 19 & 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26.

Important: Slides only provide outlines. Do not substitute for attending lecture or doing readings. Slides might be updated/changed before a lecture.  Slides with (*) were updated.

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Writing resources

Feel welcome to print and use the following paper writing aides:

For those who want to invest a few dollars in a writing guide, I recommend the concise and affordable classic The Elements of Style by William Strunk & E. B. White (available online).  If you already know you want to join an M.A. or Ph.D. program then buy Kate Turabian's essential A Manual for Writers to master the complexities of formatting academic documents.  Click here for a summary of Turabian's chapters on citations.

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