Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program received a $2,000 grant from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) that will support four workshop forums. The monthly forums, facilitated by Arcadia faculty and expert guests, are free and open to the public. They will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Mirror and Rose Rooms.
- Alternatives to Violence: “Building Community Through Transforming Power from Armenia to Zimbabwe,” Feb. 18
- The Conciliation Project: “The Color Line: Healing the Traumatic Legacy of Racism in the Americas,” March 4
- Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities: “African Solutions to African Problems: Healing after the Rwandan Genocide,” April 8
- Compassionate Listening: “Middle East: Leaning into Conflict through Listening with Compassion,” May 6
Each forum will include a short lecture on the context and history of a specific international conflict followed by an experiential and interactive component reflecting peace-building practices currently used in the regions. Participants will gain an understanding of the inter- and intra-personal work required to transform conflict and build sustainable peace.
“Being able to facilitate programs like this is natural fit for us, because at the core of what we are trying to address and tackle is the disconnectedness of people,” said Dr. Amy Cox, Administrative Director of the IPCR Program, who wrote the grant. “International peace and conflict resolution is a very particular expression of a desire not just to bring people together to connect but to bring people together to build peace and make the world more just, equal and aware.”
For more information, contact Dr. Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.