I am a Commerce graduate. I want a career in conflict management or international justice, probably to work for a global think tank. Which country and degree would suit me?

Asked by Nayanika Kundu almost 2 years ago

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Japjyot Singh

Japjyot Singh

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Criminology, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, cultural studies, sociology, and peace and conflict studies are multidisciplinary academic fields. A peace and conflict studies student is expected to evaluate, discuss, and comprehend violent and nonviolent behavior and the initial stages of putting a successful road to peace into action.

Fulfilling professions for which you can thrive with a degree in peace and conflict studies:

  • Diplomat or field officer
  • Nonprofit Director, Communication Specialists, or Press Officer
  • Conflict Resolution Expert or Consultant
  • Human Resources & Trauma Specialist
  • A professor or researcher

International law is a vocation, not merely a profession. But to stand out in the competition for global law employment after earning your Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. ), you must have some prior professional experience.

Graduates of international law programs can find careers that are both stimulating and incredibly rewarding. The type of employment you choose will determine your salary; these jobs can be long-term, project-based, or short-term. The job market is quite competitive, so finding a job soon after graduation may not be straightforward. However, you can build a successful career in international law with a postgraduate degree or comparable extra certifications.

Fulfilling professions for which you can thrive with a degree in international law :

  1. International Lawyer – 179,600 USD/year
  2. Corporate Lawyer – 107,300 USD/year
  3. Diplomat – 86,200 USD/year
  4. Ambassador – 45,500 USD/year
  5. Policy Advisor – 74,500 USD/year
  6. Mediator – 51,700 USD/year
  7. Legal Advisor – 78,700 USD/year

Here are a few universities we recommend for International Law peace and conflict studies:

  1. The University of Bristol, the UK
  2. Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  3. University of St. G195748en (HSG), Switzerland
  4. Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  5. Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Now, if we talk about Think tanks, research organizations want to significantly impact national, regional and international policy formulation. Though each think tank has a distinct function, they all have the same goal: to advance the fields in which they work. They also act as sources of fresh insights and research.

The idea of working for a think tank is intriguing. Take a look at the available positions if you are interested in supervising the development of new, innovative ideas or policy research, research communications, or policy influence.

Program Manager (Think Tanks in the Sahel Region)
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK, SAHEL REGION

Program Manager
CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE GLOBAL ACTION (CEGA), BERKELEY, CA, USA

Programme Officer
BASEL INSTITUTE ON GOVERNANCE, REMOTE

Events and Strategic Partnership Manager
CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (CGD), WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES

Press Secretary
CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES

Think tanks conduct research and advocacy activities in various fields, including social policy, politics, economics, security, the environment, science and technology, and many others.


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