Professor Cederman and his staff will teach the following courses at the ETH in the autumn term 2023:

Political Violence (857-0009-00L)

This course offers an introduction to political violence in domestic and international politics. The course covers explanations of interstate wars, theories of civil and ethnic wars and regional conflict. Other topics include new threats, including transnational terrorist networks and other non-state actors, and the relationship between conflict and nation-building and democratization processes.

Lecturers: Andreas Wenger and Lars-Erik Cederman

ECTS credits: 8 credits

Inaugural lecture

The introductory lecture presented by Lars-Erik Cederman on June 10, 2004. The video recording of the event is also available:


Material from previously offered courses can be found in the archive section.