Mediating Violent Conflict Course

Mediating Violent Conflict
May 11-15, 2015

Participants will:
*Understand the role of international mediation in the larger peacebuilding context
*Build competence and confidence for practicing mediation
*Learn skills to facilitate the practice and promotion of third-party engagement in peacemaking in interstate and intrastate conflicts

About the Course: Working in a conflict situation often demands mediation skills, whether you are working at a grassroots level or in state capitals. Mediation is both an art and science, and requires skilled analysis, careful planning, and effective communication. Designed for practitioners working in or on conflict zones, this course will improve participants’ ability to understand the motivations and objectives of the various parties, promote ripeness, develop effective relationships, increase leverage, and strengthen mediation capacity. Participants will practice their skills through simulations, role-play, and case studies.

Instructor: Pamela Aall, Senior Advisor, USIP
Guest speakers: Chester Crocker, William Taylor, George Lopez, Alison Milofsky and Anthony Wanis–St. John.

Working in a conflict situation often demands mediation skills, whether you are working at a grassroots level or in state capitals. Mediation is both an art and science, and requires skilled analysis, careful planning, and effective communication. Designed for practitioners working in or on conflict zones, this course will improve participants’ ability to understand the motivations and objectives of the various parties, promote ripeness, develop effective relationships, increase leverage, and strengthen mediation capacity. Participants will practice their skills through simulations, role-play, and case studies.

To Apply: Please email your resume/CV and a short statement explaining your interest in the course, to the Academy registrar.

Location:
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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