As spring semester wraps up its time to think about summers sessions here at UC Berkeley. The Department of History will be offering numerous summer courses including History 100U: Special Topics in Comparative History: "War and Peace in the Modern World: The Historical Roots of Al Qaeda, ISIS and the New Global Disorder."
The course will be taught by Visiting Professor Wolfgang Petritsch, an Austrian diplomat who has worked at the front lines of modern international relations for over two decades. Petritsch was the EU's Special Envoy for Kosovo (1998-1999), EU chief negotiator at the Kosovo peace talks in Rambouillet and Paris (1999), and then High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999-2002). Later he served as the Austrian ambassador to the UN in Geneva (2002-2008) and to the OECD in Paris (2008-2013), and is currently President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.