Training and Summer Study Abroad

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship

Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) is now accepting applications for the 2010 class of Carl Wilkens Fellows.

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective, 12-month program that provides emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to shape US policy on genocide. Seeking to bridge the gap between thought and action in the anti-genocide movement, the Carl Wilkens Fellowship program works to develop effective leaders in communities across the United States. At the conclusion of the program, individuals are equipped with the skills and relationships necessary to influence and affect US policies on genocide. Carl Wilkens Fellows are making an impact

GI-NET's 2009 CWF class brought together individuals from Los Angeles, CA, Terre Haute, IN, Ramsey, NJ, Miami, FL and more cities nationwide. From corporate lawyers to IT specialists, professors to museum-based educators, filmmakers to heath professionals, the fellows represent a diverse set of individuals from all walks of life.

Over the course of one year, Carl Wilkens Fellows receive training in advocacy, media relations, fundraising, community organizing, and personal leadership, as well as access to GI-NET's staff, experts and academics, and organizing funds. Ready to take your activism to the next level?

Contact

For more information, please contact the Genocide Intervention Network, located at 1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (712) 432-1601

In previous years, applications have been due on November 1.

Scholarships for International Summer School in Irish Studies

18 July - 5 August 2005

This three-week programme is now in its fifth year and attracts students from the US, Canada, Europe and South America, Australia and Japan.

The programme offers a unique opportunity to examine Irish history, politics, anthropology, literature, drama, film, archaeology and art. Teaching is combined with fieldtrips to sites of historic, political,
scientific and cultural interest in Northern Ireland. Aspects of the conflict are also explored through meetings and dialogue with community group leaders, local think-tank organisations, politicians and the Police Service. The closing date is 31 May .

There are two scholarships available for this programme: the Estyn Evans and John Fairleigh Scholarships (closing date 31 March ).

Full details of this programme and application forms

Contact

Dr Dominic Bryan, Director
Catherine Boone, Administrator
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: 44 (0) 28 9097 3386
Email: irish.studies@qub.ac.uk
Website: www.qub.ac.uk/iis

Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR)

IIMCR believes that young people can play an important role in undertaking actions to establish peace and security in their communities, countries and in the world. While we believe that young people are uniquely positioned to learn and utilize the principles of conflict resolution, our experience also teaches that they frequently lack the basic analytical frameworks and practical skills necessary to understand, analyze and manage conflict. Each year, IIMCR, in cooperation with George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and local universities, runs a series of month-long Student Symposia on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Contact

More information about the Symposium, and other programs around the world, can be found on the IIMCR website, or students can contact the office at (202) 347-2042.

Summer Institute in Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (ICPR)

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)

ICPR is an intensive summer 3-week 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 world.

We are accepting applications 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.

Details on location, dates, and registration

Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) - Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution

The Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution is affiliated with Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs through its Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). The Institute draws heavily on the highly regarded faculty of the Maxwell School, a faculty that specializes in state-of-the-art theory, research, and practice in the processes of constructively managing disputes. Institute faculty members offer experiential courses that enable participants to be creative and successful in problem solving, facilitation, decision making, mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

For details, visit the summer institute website at http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parc/summerinstituteoverview.htm

Summer Institute Registration

In the summer, full-time and visiting students register for courses at SU through University College. Make summer studies at Syracuse work for you! For a list of classes, times, and course descriptions, as well as any other information you need, visit the UC web site at http://www.yesu.syr.edu/summer

Contact

Jill Tanner
Marketing Communications - UC
326 700 University Avenue
Phone: 443-3225
Email: jstanner@uc.syr.edu
URL: http://www.YeSU.syr.edu

The International Institute on Peace Education

in association with:
Peace Education Center
Teachers College Columbia University

For more information on the IIPE, visit www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/iipe

In 1982 the first International Institute on Peace Education was hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University. Since then, the IIPE has been hosted by universities and organizations across the United States and around the world.

The Institute draws on the experiences and insights of diverse peace educators and advocates from all world regions helping us learn from each other's experiences and strategies in achieving human rights and women's rights, working towards demilitarization, and resolving conflicts. It attempts to practice the principles of peace education by engaging all in the short term learning community in an experience of participatory learning in which all can learn from all the other participants. As such, the program is made as participatory as possible, where all presenters and participants are requested to make every effort to create an inclusive, highly interactive climate in all parts of the program.

Registration / Application Information

Institute Fee: $650 USD

Institute fee covers all on-site costs including room, board, and local transportation. Application forms are available by request via email at peace-ed@tc.edu or on the web at www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/IIPE.

Application Process

Applications forms for participation are available by request be sending an email to peace-ed@tc.edu. You can also visit our website to download a copy at www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/iipe.

Acceptance for participation in the IIPE is based upon the goal of the development and strengthening of peace education in the host region and contributing to a more global perspective on peace education among all participants. As much as we would like to accept everyone who applies, the number of applicants usually exceeds the places at each institute. The IIPE attempts to practice the principles of peace education by engaging all participants in our short term learning community in an experience of participatory learning in which all of us can learn from each-other. We have found that increasing our numbers diminishes the importance of this aspect of the institute, so we are unable to accept all applicants.

Among other criteria, first priority is given to those applicants coming from the surrounding host region. The IIPE attempts to explore themes and issues that are particularly relevant to the host region and works to build regional solidarity among peace educators. Thus, a minimum of 50% of the participants will come from this area. In selecting the remainder of the international participants we attempt to maintain a geographical balance and variety in experience and substantive expertise. All applicants should specifically demonstrate that they will apply their peace education learnings in their countries or local communities.

Request For Scholarship Support

Unfortunately the IIPE does not have a formal scholarship program. The institute traditionally operates on a self-sustaining basis in which all participants, including the organizers and presenters pay their own travel and participation fees or find their own funding. Each year numerous applicants request various amounts of scholarship support. Although we are generally fortunate to be able to find a limited amount of funding to provide fee waivers for a very few individuals, we are unable to fulfill the needs of the requests from many in areas most in need of peace education.

Contact

Peace Education Center
Teachers College #171, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-8116
peace-ed@tc.edu

Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation
Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to participate in an intensive 3-week, 4-credit summer institute on peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

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

Objectives

IPCR will help participants achieve the following objectives:

  • To understand conflict theories and conceptual frameworks in order to develop analytical skills for effective intervention
  • To develop practical skills for dealing with conflict constructively and promoting peacebuilding
  • To develop capacities for integrating conflict resolution into related fields, such as development, humanitarian relief, etc.
  • To provide participants with access to the best practices in the field and to well known and highly respected practitioners
  • To help participants create action plans to develop their careers in the peacebuilding and conflict transformation field
  • To develop ongoing networks between participants, program staff, and guest speakers to support personal and professional advancement

Summary Of Course Topics

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 topics:

  • Conflict theory, analysis and assessment
  • Conflict resolution and peacebuilding practices
  • Culture and conflict resolution
  • Conflict resolution and development
  • Skills development in negotiation, mediation, and dialogue facilitation
  • Conflict prevention and crisis response
  • Post-conflict transition and reconciliation
  • Case studies - community, intra-state and international conflict
  • Project management
  • Ethical leadership and practice
  • Careers in peacebuilding and conflict resolution

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.conflicttransformation.org

Contact

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

Humanity In Action

Application Deadline: (approx. early February; see the organizations website for details)
Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors from US Colleges/Universities
Website (to download applications & learn more): http://www.humanityinaction.org

Humanity in Action sponsors six summer programs on minority issues in Europe and the United States. This year we will select a total of 70 students from U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the 2006 programs. We are looking for applicants from all majors with a commitment to human rights and minority issues. The 2006 summer programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Paris, and Warsaw. Because we are seeking to recruit the best of the best, we pay virtually all of the costs of participation.

Humanity in Action (HIA) is a New York-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to engage, inspire, and empower future human rights leaders by giving them the opportunity to meet current human rights leaders in the context of transnational educational programs. In each program, American students work with an equal number of university students in the host countries. (Note: European students from HIA host countries can also find applications for the program on the website). Although each program focuses on current minority and human rights issues in the host country, in all programs students study histories and theories of resistance to the abuse of human rights and the development of international human rights doctrines and institutions in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. HIA engages Fellows in an ongoing trans-Atlantic dialogue about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity.

Upon completion of the summer program, HIA seeks to further the personal and professional growth of participants by offering a network of Senior Fellows (graduates of the program) in the U.S. and Europe, periodic lectures and conferences, and eligibility for a variety of prestigious internships (currently including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Interpol, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and others). Complete information about HIA and the full range of our programs can be found on our website: http://www.humanityinaction.org