Conferences and Trainings
Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding
Dates: June 13 – 22, 2014
Location: Andes Mountains, Ecuador
Activities: Backpacking and cultural immersion with Quechua community
Join an extraordinary journey in the Ecuadorian Andes that integrates conflict resolution and leadership training into a unique multicultural outdoor experience. Using proven experiential learning techniques, the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding is an opportunity to get out of the office/classroom and take your skills to the next level.
Experiential peacebuilding was developed on the theory that an experiential learning approach can build trust and facilitate positive experiences among adversaries. Today it is applied by the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding to the challenge of building relationships between people on different sides of conflict. Substantial evidence shows that certain types of shared experiences, particularly cooperative development of critical life skills in groups, are especially likely to promote solidarity.
Course Overview and Environment
The Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding (PEP) is a program that combines a unique outdoor experience with experiential learning techniques in a multi-cultural environment. During this ten day expedition, participants will spend time backpacking in Cotpaxi National Park with 10-12 strangers from around the world. The experience will include a cultural experience with indigenous people from Ecuador, an overnight solo, and a breathtaking rappel. Along the journey, participants will learn and practice leadership skills, challenge their own perspectives, explore relevant peacebuilding topics, and develop meaningful relationships with participants who share similar commitments to peace and human dignity.
This course will take place in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Participants will start at elevations of 2700m and possibly go up to 4300m depending on the group. Participants should be prepared for a physically and mentally challenging experience with temperatures ranging from 32-68 degrees F/0-20 degrees C. Participants will be camping, backpacking (packs weighing up to 20-25 KG) and sleeping outdoors.
Program Learning Objectives
- To cultivate compassionate and cross culturally aware peacebuilding leaders.
- To explore and learn the methodology and philosophy of experiential peacebuilding.
- To learn and apply conflict resolution and peacebuilding skills in an experiential context.
- To join active networks of peacebuilders.
Fees and Logistics
The $2200 USD tuition includes all instruction, training, food, backpacking and group equipment, transportation on course, park entrance fees, course reader, cultural immersion, certificate of completion, transportation in country and transfer to and from the Quito airport to the recommended hostel in Cumbaya (outside of Quito). Tuition does not include airfare to and from Ecuador, visas, or your stay before or after the course which are the responsibility of the participants.
1-2 credits can be obtained for the Practicum through Western State University in Colorado, USA. Please contact us below for details and specific requirements.
Deadline for Registration is March 14, 2014.
For more information, please visit their website.
15th Annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to announce the call for applications for the 15th annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which runs from May 27th to June 13th 2014. Our program offers 19 courses taught by more than 40 prominent scholars in the field of human rights, in both English and Spanish. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights, recognized members of NGOs and professors from all over the world. The program welcomed more than 165 participants from over 25 countries with differing backgrounds and levels of experience for an intensive three weeks in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the Academy hosts special events, such as panels, a film series, and site visits to international organizations. The Diploma is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements.
For more information, please visit their website.
Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Apply to be a bailiff for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, hosted annually at Washington College of Law on May 18—23, 2014.
This competition is the world’s only tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) moot court based on the Inter-American System for Human Rights. The Competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations.
The Competition requires students to argue the merits of a hypothetical case written on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the Inter-American human rights legal system. All student team members must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (JD) degree program or its international equivalent to participate as a team.
This is an opportunity to network with international human rights experts from all over the world. Last year, there were over 600 students, faculty, diplomats, and human rights practitioners from 35 countries. Any SIS undergraduate and graduate students who are interested are welcomed to participate. Speaking Spanish or Portuguese is a plus, but is not necessary. This is a great opportunity to practice language skills, network with international human rights experts, and learn more about international education program management.
Register for the Competition here.
For more information, please visit their website.
Student Writing Competition in ADR
Each year, the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York (ACR-GNY) hosts a student writing competition in ADR. The competition is organized in conjunction with our Annual Conference, which is held every June in New York City. The conference is a full-day event of presentations, trainings and workshops led by distinguished practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution. Winners of the writing competition are invited to present their work at the the 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Conference, which is being held on June 19, 2014 at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Papers will be considered in one of three categories based upon the degree program of the author (Undergraduate, Graduate or Law) and a first place winner from each category will be recognized.
Additional papers may also be selected for recognition.
The Eleventh Beirut Exchange Conference March 22-29
Application Deadline I February 28, 2014
Deadline II March 7, 2014
The Beirut Exchange program rests on two tracks:
Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading academics and public intellectuals in Lebanon. Topics will include: The Arab Uprisings; The Syrian conflict and its regional implications; The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Asymmetrical conflict: The July 2006 Lebanon War; Human Rights in Lebanon and the wider Middle East; Sectarianism and its deployment, as well as a range of other topics.
Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon - with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to Islamist and opposition currents.
NOTE: Due to the current security situation in Lebanon, the Eleventh Beirut Exchange will generally restrict its meetings and activities to the hotel.
Tuition - $900; Partial financial aid is available for those students and individuals that can demonstrate need.
Accommodation & Conference Location - Except for those students already residing in Lebanon, we recommend that all participants in the Exchange reside at the conference hotel during the duration of the seven day program. The hotel, located near Downtown Beirut, is priced at $65 per person/per night for a double room, including all taxes and breakfast. Single rooms are available for $95 per night.
Airfare - $400, approximate from the European Union.
At the discretion of the student, tuition is 75% refundable up to one week before the program commences. (Airline tickets and accommodation should be purchased with travel insurance.)
REQUEST AN APPLICATION via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit their webpage
2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD
We are so glad to announce 2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD which will take place in Baar, Switzerland during the 17-27 August, 2014.
If you wish to get more academic knowledge by experienced experts and spend fruitful summer time in Switzerland then Please send us your filled application form include your CV and Passport Page (only photo page) by email to email@example.com till the 30 June, 2014.
Participants from the State Organs, INGOs, IOs, Companies, Universities and Individual Researchers who are interested on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, intercultural-interfaith dialogue, mediation, negotiation, inner peace and etc. related topics are welcome to join us.
Funding Opportunity: The applicants from the European Union area countries can apply and receive training grant from the Lifelong Learning Program.
Please visit their webpage for more information.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2014
IETC 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, panels and round table discussion sessions. The International Educational Technology Conference aims to diffuse the knowledge and researches among academicians and lead to development in educational technology and instructional technologies.
We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians, teachers and professionals.
The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all submission process will be done in English.
Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014
Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014
Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their webpage.
Women and Education, Oxford Round Table
March 16 - 20, 2014; Paper Submissions due November 30th, Oxford, England
The Oxford Round Table will hold our 16th Annual Conference on Women and Education during the dates of March 16 – March 20, 2014 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509.
You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.
For more information please visit their webpage.
Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada
Call For Papers:
The IAGS and the University of Manitoba welcome papers and sessions related to our conference theme of "Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples." Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the spatial and temporal issues as applied to Indigenous genocide and its commemoration are particularly encouraged, as are comparative studies. Besides panels and papers, the organizers invite other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, cultural media, artistic works/readings, and forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education. Scholars, practitioners, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. While our theme is centered on Indigenous issues, we also encourage innovative and original papers about other genocides. As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we are eager to accept papers on this genocide.
Papers will be accepted in English and should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: email@example.com
Once the proposals are accepted by the selection committee, participants are required to register on-line at: www.genocidescholars.org where IAGS and conference material will be found. All participants must be IAGS members.
Please prepare your abstract for a 15 minute paper.
Canadian School of Peacebuilding
June 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada
Come this summer to learn with peacebuilders – local and international, young and old, students, practitioners, and those new to peacebuilding – at the sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. We invite you to participate in your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit.
The sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 16 -20 and 23-27, 2014. Two 5-day sessions, each with three or four courses running concurrently, will be offered for training or for academic credit. The CSOP is designed to be an environment characterized by (a) education for peace and justice, (b) learning through thinking and doing, (c) generous hospitality and radical dialogue, and (d) the modeling of invitational community. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is for people from all faiths, countries and identity groups.
You can get more information and apply here.
Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Right Based Approaches, International Human Rights Network
June 16 - 20, 2014, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Ireland
This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs) as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work.
Knowledge and skills enhanced include:
• The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
• The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc.)
• The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'
• Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
• Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)
• Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
• Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities
For the above programme in 2014 IHRN is offering a scholarship to enable a suitably qualified person to participate who would not otherwise be able to do so. An IHRN Scholarship is designed for an individual from a non-OECD country, an activist or someone working with a civil society organisation in an area relevant to the training programme. IHRN scholarships are not generally offered to officials of inter-governmental organisations or state bodies.
For more information please visit their webpage.
Hasen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation
June 30th - July 21, 2014, University of San Diego
The Hansen Summer Institute, based at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences is currently accepting applications for its June 30 - July 21, 2014 program.
Fully funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, the Hansen Summer Institute will take place in San Diego and involve assembling University students from the United States (5 students) and abroad (15 students) from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife. All travel, room and board, and program expenses are covered by the Hansen Foundation. The 2014 summer institute represents our fifth year of operation; 105 fellows have thus far gone through our training and life-changing experience. This year students will live, work, and become friends together at the University of San Diego, a beautiful campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of college-age scholars (ages 18-25) who will use their summer experience to foster lasting friendships and acquire a common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. Program elements involve training in the latest leadership skills of conflict resolution, mediation, public speaking and cross cultural education. Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events, such as the Mayor’s office, the U.S.- Mexico border, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and a harbor cruise. Hansen Summer Institute training provides participants with hands-on tools for resolving conflict for application and re-direction to their own situations at home.
Applications from international students will be accepted until January 12, 2014. Applications from U.S. students will be accepted until February 16, 2014.
Please visit their website for more information.