To all prospective students,
The Institute for Peace and Justice Education, Lebanese American University (LAU) with support from the Mennonite Central Committee Lebanon (MCC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Consensus and the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue (FDCD) proudly launches the Summer School on Conflict Prevention and Transformation, 2009. The summer school comprises two training programs which will take place at the LAU campus in Byblos. The Basic Summer School is a ten-day residential running from August 16 to 25. Graduates of the Basic Summer School are invited to apply to the Advanced Course, a three-day residential running from August 23 to 25. Please find below a brief summary of each of the two programs.
The Basic Summer School seeks to draw out individuals motivated and grounded in peacebuilding and development. Through participative and dialogic activities, the workshops aim at developing essential skills and content knowledge for approaching conflict in diverse societies. This school further builds and widens the network of professionals in the peacebuilding community. Basic themes include approaches to understanding conflict styles, conflict analysis, intervention, intercultural communication, citizenship and dialogue in a multi-religious context. During the course of workshops, participants will collaborate in designing projects of intervention in the fields of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
The focus of the advanced course is to empower students to:
Note that the deadline for applications is July 6, 2009, 9:00am.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. On behalf of the Steering Committee, we look forward to another successful summer school.
Dr. Bassel Akar