Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Summer Institute 2021

The Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), is a three-week long (six-week online)intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war.

In five years, SPP has trained 69 students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. To learn more about the participants’ experiences, view the student blogs from 2015201620172018, and 2019.

The SPP builds on the ‘Peace’ dimension that was explored for two years (2013 and 2014) in the Peace, Trade and Development program.

SPP 2021 application process is now open. To learn more about the 2021 online SPP, click here. To apply, click here. For any questions, please contact us at ccs@miis.edu


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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