Friday, February 01, 2008

Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution

Alliance for Conflict Transformation
Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR)
June 14 - 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). 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 world. IPCR will be held in Santa Cruz,
Bolivia, with one week travel to La Paz and surrounding communities.

We are currently accepting applications for participation from 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, and simulations, with the experiences of local and international
peacebuilding practitioners.

IPCR offers a stimulating integration of theory and practice, bringing
together innovative academic analysis with practical, hands-on training and
skills development. Participants will learn about these topics and more:
* 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

“In addition to gaining a basic understanding of conflict analysis and a set
of practical skills applicable to a variety of fields, I truly benefited
from having access to real-world practitioners and the exposure to an
insider’s view of regional conflicts. IPCR is practical, hands-on, and
highly recommended for anyone interested in pursuing a professional career
in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, or related fields.” Michael Pankow,
employed at Human Rights Watch

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

To see the complete program description, visit the ACT website:

For more information contact:
Nike Carstarphen, Ph.D.
Co-Founder/Senior Partner
Alliance for Conflict Transformation
PO Box 9117, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 461-3650