Courses

2018 Sarajevo Symposium on Post-Conflict Transition

This course is designed for young professionals, graduate students, and accomplished undergraduates interested or engaged in contemporary theory and practice of post-conflict political transitions in the Former Yugoslavia and other countries.

Duration

7-22nd July 2018

The IPSI Sarajevo Symposium strives to attract a diverse and accomplished student body from across the globe, especially peace and security leaders from conflict and post-conflict countries. A balanced and effective student body draws from a broad spectrum of regions, religions, and ethnicities. IPSI accepts young professionals, graduate students, and accomplished undergraduates, based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Stellar academic and/or professional achievement
  • Keen interest in Peace & Security
  • Proven record of leadership positions in community affairs
  • Experience in/with government agencies
  • Passion for learning

You will receive a Post-Graduate Certificate in “Managing Post-Conflict Transitions” upon completion of the course.  You may choose to undertake additional rigorous assignments in order to earn a Post-Graduate Certificate in “Managing Post-Conflict Transitions with Distinction .”  Transferable MA academic credit is also available to participants for a small additional fee.

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Gender in Conflict & Peacebuilding Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Gender in Conflict & Peacebuilding: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

13 - 14 April 2018

How do gender roles change during phases of violent conflict and war? And how does this affect peacebuilding processes? Conflict has a profound impact on gender relations and contests accepted gender roles, providing space for transformative action for gender equality in post-conflict reconstruction. Peacebuilding does not always foster gender equality when advocated through normative frameworks, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women or the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Specific endeavors must therefore address gender power relations and roles systematically at all levels and in all phases of peacebuilding. Participants examine the gender-specific dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding. They reflect critically on the notions of masculinity, violence and militarism in wartime as well as on the discourses on women as actors and victims of war.

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Peace Mediation Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Peace mediation: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

2 - 3 March 2018

Mediators bring conflict parties to the negotiating table and support them in finding agreements. In the last decade the range of actors in mediation has broadened beyond diplomats and UN experts and frequently professional mediators are brought in. Participants gain insights into the challenges that mediators face when facilitating dialogue and searching for peace agreements.

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Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in Theories of Change in Fragile Contexts: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

14 - 16 February 2018

Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact. This training focuses on how ‘good’ theories of change can be created to support practitioners gain an in-depth understanding of the change their programs trigger.

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National Dialogue & Peace Mediation Course

This course is designed for professionals interested or engaged in National Dialogues & peace mediation: stakeholders, practitioners and academics seeking to combine their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge.

Duration

29 January - 2 February 2018

Today’s peace processes are highly complex, as currently seen in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. Peace mediation and national dialogue are widely recognized as two relevant avenues for the peaceful settlement of conflicts. Peace mediation processes are assisted negotiation processes, often with limited participation and a focus on questions of power-sharing. National dialogues, in contrast, aim to provide a space to discuss a broader range of issues relevant to the wider society, expand participation beyond political and military elites and rebuild relations among different actors. The two concepts are closely interlinked as national dialogues can be set up before, during or after peace mediation processes.

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