[URBANTH-L] ANN: Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (Bolivia)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Feb 1 12:22:43 EST 2008

[forwarded from H-Human-Rights]

From: "Craig Zelizer" <czelizer at yahoo.com>

Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) June
14, 2008 - July 12, 2008 Santa Cruz and La Paz, Bolivia

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), in partnership with Nur
University, is pleased to announce the Summer Institute on
Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR) in Bolivia, June/July 2008.
The course will  be held in Santa Cruz and include a one-week trip to
La Paz and surrounding communities.

IPCR is an intensive 4-week, 6-credit residential program intended to
build the capacity of current and future professionals in a variety of
fields to make a critical difference in furthering peaceful relations in the

IPCR is for English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level
undergraduate students in peace and conflict resolution, international
affairs, political science, Latin American studies, anthropology,
development  and related fields. AT IPCR, students enjoy a supportive
learning environment where experienced trainers and faculty combine
brief lectures, case studies, field trips, role-plays, simulations, and
field work with the experiences of local and international peacebuilding

IPCR offers a stimulating integration of theory and practice, bringing
together innovative academic analysis with practical, hands-on
training and skills development.


IPCR will help participants achieve the following objectives:

.. Improve conflict analysis skills to design effective interventions
.. Develop practical skills to implement peacebuilding and conflict
resolution programs
.. Increase capacities for cross-sectoral work
.. Highlight 'best practices' in the field
.. Develop ongoing professional networks between participants, program
staff and guest speakers to support personal and career development


The course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of
conflict resolution and peacebuilding with a focus on providing concrete
skills participants can use in the field. The course includes the following

.. Conflict analysis & assessment
.. Conflict resolution and peacebuilding practices
.. Cross-sectoral approaches to peacebuilding and conflict resolution
(i.e., with development, human rights, etc)
.. Post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation
.. Skills development in negotiation
.. Case studies - community, intra-state and international conflict
.. Career opportunities in peacebuilding and conflict resolution

"My main objective for attending the course was to equip myself with
practical knowledge on conflict resolution, peace building, post-
conflict transition and reconciliation, and to strengthen my skills in
negotiation, mediation and dialogue facilitation which all are useful within
a human rights context. I strongly believe the IPCR course met these
objectives. I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in these
areas." Poul Fenger, Associate Expert, UN Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva (IPCR 2005)


* Early-bird Deadline to receive $250 discount - March 15, 2008
* Final Deadline - April 16, 2008

For more information and online application, see the ACT website:

Contact Person:
Nike Carstarphen, Ph.D.
Co-Founder/Senior Partner
Alliance for Conflict Transformation, Inc.
PO Box 9117
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 461-3650
Email: ipcr at conflicttransformation.org 

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