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ACT to Offer Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR) 2006

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) has just announced the Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (IPCR). IPCR is an intensive 3-week residential program intended to build the capacity of current and future professionals in a variety of fields to make a critical difference in furthering peaceful relations in the world. The course is offered in two locations Santa Cruz, Bolivia: June 10 – July 1, 2006; Jakarta, Indonesia: July 22 – August 12, 2006. They are currently accepting applications for participation from English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in peace and conflict resolution, international affairs, political science, Latin American studies, Asian studies, anthropology, development and related fields and interests. AT IPCR, students enjoy a supportive learning environment where experienced trainers and faculty combine brief lectures, case studies, field trips, role-plays, simulations, and field work with the experiences of local and international peacebuilding practitioners. IPCR offers a stimulating integration of theory and practice, bringing together innovative academic analysis with practical, hands-on training and skills development. To see the complete program description and on-line application, visit the ACT website: www.conflicttransformation.org For more information contact Dr. Nike Carstarphen, Senior Partner, ACT, PO Box 9117, Alexandria, VA 22304, Phone: (703) 461-3650, Email: ipcr-bolivia@conflicttransformation.org or ipcr-indonesia@conflicttransformation.org. The final application deadline is April 1, 2006.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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