International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE)
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
INCORE 11th International Summer School 2010
****APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 21ST APRIL 2010****
INCORE at the University of Ulster wishes you to invite you to the 11th International Summer School. The 2010 International Summer School will run from 7th-11th June. The Summer School will be based on the historic Magee Campus in the city of Derry/Londonderry, on the shores of Lough Foyle in the north west of Northern Ireland, easily accessible by road, rail and air.
For more information visit: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/
The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and conflict studies and practice; participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives. The School offers a unique opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special attention is given to how the experience and research of both practitioners and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field of conflict resolution, peacemaking, peacebuilding and reconciliation.
This year we are offering three courses to choose from:
* Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Lessons Learned from Northern Ireland
This course will provide a unique opportunity to examine the trends, opportunities and challenges that Northern Ireland faces in relation to addressing the causes and consequences of conflict, state building, and political, economic and social transformation. Northern Ireland has much to share with other societies emerging from conflict and this intensive focus on the lessons emerging from a post-accord society is a must for policymakers, practitioners and academics with an interest in conflict resolution and peacebuilding initiatives. The course will combine both traditional lectures, guest speakers involved in peacemaking and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, and a case-study based approach. The course will be facilitated by Prof Brandon Hamber and Grainne Kelly (INCORE).
* Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings
The course covers the basics of conducting evaluations of initiatives in conflict-prone settings. The focus of the course is not limited to peacebuilding initiatives, but applies to the evaluation of the full spectrum of initiatives: development, humanitarian, private sectors, community development, and so on. Similarly, the term "conflict-prone" is broadly defined in the course. It can be applied to community work on interface areas of inner-cities, or it can be applied to more conventional, protracted, militarized conflicts. The course will be facilitated by Dr Kenneth Bush (INCORE) and Colleen Duggan (IDRC).
* Interpersonal Reconciliation after Violent Political Conflict
This course explores some of the key challenges and dynamics of reconciliation between people who have been directly involved in and/or affected by violent political conflict. The focus will be on what has aptly been described as the "heart of deep peacemaking and cultural peacebuilding" (Ramsbotham), on reconciliation at the interpersonal level. The course will be co-facilitated by former combatants and survivors of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland, who have also become experienced reconciliation practitioners on the islands of Ireland and Great Britain and beyond. The course will be facilitated by Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd (Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation), Alistair Little (Irish Peace Centres) and Don Browne (Independent Facilitator).
Northern Ireland Programme
Alongside these modules, we also run the Northern Ireland programme to provide participants with an opportunity to network with others, gaining a deeper insight into into the causes and consequences of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at the University of Ulster will be running their Summer School entitled "Gender, Conflict and Transition" in the same week as the INCORE Summer School, see http://transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/events_news/summer_school_2010.html in the same week. Participants from the TJI Summer School will join INCORE Summer School participants during the Northern Ireland Programme and for social events.
Previous participants of the INCORE Summer School have included USAID, European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and others. The INCORE Summer School is recognised by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme. Visit www.unitarpoci.org for further details.
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