INVITATION TO STUDY PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU), Stadtschlaining, Austria Website www.aspr.ac.at, Email email@example.com, Tel +43-3355-2498-515. Please share this with anyone who may be interested! Thank you. ****************** We wish to invite you to join a select group of 40 students from around the world in an intensive course in peace and conflict studies at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria. All the courses are taught in English, by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, founder of the field of peace research. Studying with the founder of a new academic discipline is a rare opportunity, like studying medicine with Hippocrates, economics with Adam Smith, or relativity theory with Albert Einstein. EPU offers students a well-rounded program covering Peace with Security, Development, Freedom, Nature and Culture. The Program, established in 1991 by Dr. Gerald Mader, Founder and President of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, received the 1995 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. In addition to attending courses, students get to know each other closely and conclude friendships that last a lifetime. In the fall of 2004, we had 40 students from 27 countries. Many former students said that studying at EPU was the best time of their life. Peace Studies are a highly interdisciplinary and growing academic field. Our students who have successfully completed their studies are well grounded in both theory and practice to face the challenges of global conflict transformation. We are happy and proud that many of our former students now have thriving careers with international organizations, NGOs or work with their respective home governments. TOPICS INCLUDE: Introduction to Peace Studies, Cross-Cultural Communication, Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Human Rights, Governance, Participation, the Global Economy, Peacebuilding and Development, Demilitarization, Nonviolence, Security, United Nations Reform, Mediation, Peace Education, Peace and the Media, Reconciliation after Violence, Peace and Deep Culture. Fall term 2005: 2 October - 21 December (Apply by 15 March 2005) LOCATION: Stadtschlaining, a beautiful, small and quiet medieval town with a 700 year old castle hosting a peace museum, in the foothills of the Alps, between Vienna and Graz, surrounded by hiking trails, with a hot spring nearby. Classrooms and 44 single rooms with private bath are located in a new building. PEACE LIBRARY: next to the castle is a famous peace library with 25,000 books and some films, most of them in English. COSTS: Euro 2500 tuition + Euro 1400 room rent per semester, plus Euro 700 examination fee for the Master of Arts program. WHO SHOULD APPLY: Students from any discipline interested in peace and conflict resolution, young diplomats, government officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, psychologists, officers, and anyone interested in solving conflicts by peaceful means. A first university degree is required, and preferably some professional experience. DEGREES: Those who successfully complete one semester obtain an Advanced Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. Those who complete two semesters (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall) and write a thesis obtain a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, approved by the Austrian Ministry of Education. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: see www.aspr.ac.at, and click on "European University Center for Peace Studies", second on the left. If you have further questions, please contact Anita Flasch, EPU Secretary <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tel +43-3355-2498-515 (mornings). We will be happy to answer your questions, or help you apply. With best regards, Dietrich Fischer APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE FALL TERM 2005 IS March 15, 2005! We need to RECEIVE BY MARCH 15 a completed application form (available at www.aspr.ac.at), a curriculum vitae, and an essay of about 2-300 words explaining how you intend to apply what you learned. Please send it by email (no scanned documents, please!), fax or airmail. Recommendation letters, COPIES of transcripts and diplomas and proof of English proficiency can follow by airmail. **************************************************************** The Peace Center Burg Schlaining also offers two-week courses by EPU's sister organization, the INTERNATIONAL CIVILIAN PEACE-KEEPING AND PEACE-BUILDING TRAINING PROGRAM (IPT). In the 1992 "Agenda for Peace", then UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali encouraged the establishment of regional training centers for civilian peace-keeping and peace-building activities. Austria's government responded positively and supported the development of a training program for the preparation of civilian personnel. Established in 1993, IPT became the first program world-wide of this kind. CORE COURSES (Weeks 1 and 2) are offered three times a year, usually in February, June and September. They provide the participants with the basics of civilian involvement in crisis regions and include the following main elements: Communication and intercultural understanding; Human Rights Protection; Conflict Transformation and Mediation; Case Studies on Particular Conflicts; Stress Management and Working with Trauma; Gender Aspects in Peace-building; Co-operation with the Military; Mine awareness training; Radio communication and map reading; four wheel drive. SPECIALIZATION COURSES (Weeks 3 and 4) provide in-depth training in one of the major functions of peace-builders: - Conflict Transformation - Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration - Election Observation and Assistance - Empowerment for Political Participation - Human Rights Protection and Promotion - Humanitarian Assistance - Information Dissemination - Project Management in Field Operations Attendance of the core course is a precondition for participation in the specialization course. They can be taken in succession. The next Core Course will take place May 29 - June 11, 2005, followed by a Specialization Course on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), June 12 - June 25, 2005 DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION Feb. 28, 2005 RESOURCE PERSONS: Faculty is drawn from an international group of resource persons familiar with UN, OSCE, EU and NGO activities in the realm of civilian peace-keeping and peace-building. The resource persons have a long record of practical professional experience, they have the ability to ground this experience theoretically and have excellent teaching and training skills. COST OF PARTICIPATION: Euro 500 per week (correct at the time of writing and subject to change). This covers tuition, educational materials, and full board accommodation in a single room with bath. We encourage you to explore if your organization can send you. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, see www.aspr.ac.at, write to email@example.com, or call Tel +43-3355-2498-506, Fax +43-3355-2662. ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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