On the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding, American University, Washington, DC, 7/14 – 8/4/18

This coming summer the inaugural On the New Frontiers in Peacebuilding symposium will be held at American University in Washington, DC.  It will be held July 14-August 4, 2018.

The 2018 DC Symposium will expose its participants to the fundamental concepts and practices of conflict management, while linking them to the newest approaches to peace and peacebuilding. Students will go deeply into practical concepts and programming priorities in the following areas:

  • Conflict Prevention: Deliver a thorough understanding of preventative diplomacy and its implementation, the role of multilateral institutions, prevention as more effective option for conflict management despite its lack of recognition.
  • Conflict Resolution: Train on crucial practical skills and concepts such as mediation, facilitation, and negotiation.
  • Reconciliation: Identify the limitations of reconciliation in post-conflict contexts and generate reflections on how to overcome such challenges.
  • New Frontiers topics: Conflict cuisine, neuroscience and reconciliation, the role of business in peacebuilding, and many others!

If you are interested in attending, click here or below.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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