In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the 2012 Bologna Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest young minds from top graduate institutions, NGOs, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, from June 16 – July 14, participants will undergo intensive training by the field’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their communities and the world. In addition, participants may apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world’s top graduate schools for international affairs.
The Bologna Symposium’s unique curriculum bridges the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge by employing practitioners at the forefront of the peace and security field to teach about theory from the perspective of personal experience. Each expert lecture is then matched with a workshop, game, or simulation to provide the student body with crucial experiential learning. Participants graduate from the program with the knowledge to effectively transform violent conflict – be it ethnic, social, political, religious, or economic – through the following learned techniques:
International Mediation, Multi-Party Negotiation, Strategic Nonviolent Action, Social Entrepreneurship, Reconciliation and Trauma Healing, Transformational Leadership, Community Facilitation.
International Peace and Security Institute
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