[INCORE Information] INCORE 11th International Summer School 2010

Brandon Hamber b.hamber at ulster.ac.uk
Tue Dec 15 10:51:18 GMT 2009


INCORE 11th International Summer School 2010

INCORE (International Conflict Research Insitute) at the University of
Ulster wishes you to invite you to the 11th International Summer School. The
2010 International Summer School will run from 7th-11th June. The Summer
School will be based on the historic Magee Campus in the city of
Derry/Londonderry, on the shores of Lough Foyle in the north west of
Northern Ireland, easily accessible by road, rail and air.

For more information visit: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/

The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to
analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and
peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and
conflict studies and practice; participants are invited to compare, contrast
and learn from different perspectives. The School offers a unique
opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special
attention is given to how the experience and research of both practitioners
and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field of conflict
resolution, peacemaking, peacebuilding and reconciliation.

This year we are offering three courses to choose from:

* Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Lessons Learned from Northern
Ireland

This course will provide a unique opportunity to examine the trends,
opportunities and challenges that Northern Ireland faces in relation to
addressing the causes and consequences of conflict, state building, and
political, economic and social transformation.  Northern Ireland has much to
share with other societies emerging from conflict and this intensive focus
on the lessons emerging from a post-accord society is a must for
policymakers, practitioners and academics with an interest in conflict
resolution and peacebuilding initiatives. The course will combine both
traditional lectures, guest speakers involved in peacemaking and
peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, and a case-study based approach. The
course will be facilitated by Prof Brandon Hamber and Grainne Kelly
(INCORE).

* Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings

The course covers the basics of conducting evaluations of initiatives in
conflict-prone settings. The focus of the course is not limited to
peacebuilding initiatives, but applies to the evaluation of the full
spectrum of initiatives: development, humanitarian, private sectors,
community development, and so on. Similarly, the term "conflict-prone" is
broadly defined in the course. It can be applied to community work on
interface areas of inner-cities, or it can be applied to more conventional,
protracted, militarized conflicts. The course will be facilitated by Dr
Kenneth Bush (INCORE) and Colleen Duggan (IDRC).

* Interpersonal Reconciliation after Violent Political Conflict

This course explores some of the key challenges and dynamics of
reconciliation between people who have been directly involved in and/or
affected by violent political conflict.  The focus will be on what has aptly
been described as the "heart of deep peacemaking and cultural peacebuilding"
(Ramsbotham), on reconciliation at the interpersonal level.  The course will
be co-facilitated by former combatants and survivors of the conflict in and
about Northern Ireland, who have also become experienced reconciliation
practitioners on the islands of Ireland and Great Britain and beyond. The
course will be facilitated by Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd (Glencree Centre for Peace
and Reconciliation), Alistair Little (Irish Peace Centres) and Don Browne
(Independent Facilitator).

Northern Ireland Programme

Alongside these modules, we also run the Northern Ireland programme to
provide participants with an opportunity to network with others, gaining a
deeper insight into into the causes and consequences of the conflict in
Northern Ireland. The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at the University
of Ulster will be running their Summer School entitled "Gender, Conflict and
Transition" in the same week as the INCORE Summer School, see
http://transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/events_news/summer_school_2010.html
in the same week. Participants from the TJI Summer School will join INCORE
Summer School participants during the Northern Ireland Programme and for
social events.

Previous participants of the INCORE Summer School have included USAID,
European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International
Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations
(DPKO) and others. The INCORE Summer School is recognised by UNITAR (United
Nations Institute for Training and Research) Programme of Correspondence
Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations, and may form part of The
Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme.
Visit www.unitarpoci.org for further details.

FOR MORE DETAILS

Visit: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: school at incore.ulst.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 28 7137 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 28 7137 5510
INCORE, University of Ulster, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road,
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL

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