Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions (Canada)

Intercultural PedagogyWilson, Kory. (2018).Pulling together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions. BCcampus’ Indigenization Professional Learning Series.

“The Foundations Guide is part of an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Guides in the series include: Foundations;[1] Leaders and Administrators;[2] Curriculum Developers;[3] Teachers and Instructors;[4] Front-line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors;[5] and Researchers.[6]. These guides are the result of the Indigenization Project, a collaboration between BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The project was supported by a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders from BC universities, colleges, and institutes, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association, and Métis Nation BC.

These guides are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions through Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation. A guiding principle from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada process states why this change is happening.

Reconciliation requires constructive action on addressing the ongoing legacies of colonialism that have had destructive impacts on Aboriginal peoples’ education, cultures and languages, health, child welfare, the administration of justice, and economic opportunities and prosperity. (2015, p. 3)

(From the Overview)

This series is one result of the BCcampus’ Indigenization Project.

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #2: Reconciliation

Constructing ICDFollowing the recent announcement of a new series to be published by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the second issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available. Here is “Reconciliation,” by Maria Flora Mangano.

As a reminder, the goal of this series is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

Contructing ICDs #2Mangano, M. F. (2017). Reconciliation. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 2. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/constructing-icd-2.pdf

If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.


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Int’l Conference on Conflict Mitigation, Dialogue & Reconciliation in Syria (Lebanon)

Call for Papers and Participation

International Conference on Conflict Mitigation, Dialogue, and Reconciliation in Syria
17-18 November 2016, Beirut – Lebanon

The Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) are organizing a two-day peer-reviewed conference at the Lebanese American University – Beirut to address conflict mitigation, dialogue, and reconciliation strategies in Syria. The conference aims to map comparative models in identity-conflict societies with a particular attention given to  power sharing arrangements, local initiatives, and the role of non-state actors and religious leadership. Innovative approaches to conflict mitigation and peace-building through dialogue, deliberation, education, mediation, reparations, and transitional justice within the Syrian context are of primary interest.

We welcome papers that focus on the conceptual as well as comparative practical framework of successful reconciliation strategies applicable to Syria.  Papers and presentations that address the role of religious and local leaders, institutions, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in promoting reconciliation are highly encouraged. Demonstration of reconciliation experiences from the region that showcase initiatives taken by local leaders, including tribal and civic in promoting reconciliation are also encouraged to participate.  Presentations will be recorded for social media broadcasting purposes. Selected papers and documented practices will be published in a special volume.

To participate
Please submit a short abstract  along your  institutional affiliation, short bio, and contact information to peer review committee: isjcr[at]lau.edu.lb by June 30 , 2016*.  Showcases and full paper submission deadline is September 15, 2016.  There are limited travel grants available by USIP and KAICIID, please express your interest  to receive travel fund when submitting your abstract. There are no conference registration fees.

*The Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution would like to bring to your attention that the deadline to submit paper abstract for the Syria Conference has been extended until July 30, 2016.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1. Keynote Speaker by KAICIID
2. Session I: Challenges to conflict mitigation and reconciliation in divided Society and Syria
3. Session II: Role of religious leaders in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICID)
4. Lunch
5. Session III: Dialogue as a strategy in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICIID)
6. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations I

Friday, 18 November 2016
7. Keynote Speaker by USIP
8. Session IV: Comparative reconciliation strategies in divided society and Syria
9. Session V: Showcases of Local Reconciliation Initiatives (Moderated by USIP)
10. Lunch
11. Session VI: Peace Building through moderation and power sharing (Moderated by USIP)
12. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations II

For additional information, please contact:
Lebanese American University
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution
P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon 2801
Phone Number: +961 1 786456; Ext: 1494
Fax number +961-1-867-098.
email: isjcr[at]lau.edu.lb

Or, you can directly email the institute director, Dr. Imad Salamey: imad.salamey[at]lau.edu. lb

The Conflict Conference 2016 (Texas)

Call for submissions: The Conflict Conference 2016

The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its 2015 conference at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) on April 8-9, 2016. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict and conflict resolution. We invite Papers, Panel Proposals, and Posters on any relevant topic such as apologies, advocacy, dispute resolution, peace, negotiation, reconciliation, mediation, restorative justice, conflict management, and ethics.

The DEADLINE for submissions is January 24th 2016. Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than February 7th, 2016.

・PAPER PROPOSALS must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 150 words for the program. In addition, proposals must include a 600-word extended abstract without personal information. Abstracts should be based on research that is clearly in progress (if not yet completed), with a well-formulated research question, and with a good description of the types of data used (if the work is empirical) and of the approach.

・PANEL PROPOSALS must include a maximum 150-word abstract for the program, names, titles, and abstracts for each participant.

・POSTERS must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 150 words.

A clear description of a research design may be acceptable, as this can lead to useful discussions in the early stages of a project. Documents must be attached to an email as a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document.

TCC welcomes submissions from students. Please indicate student status in all paper proposals. Please send all proposals to TCC via email.

Conference events will be held on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th 2016 on the UT-Austin campus. A registration fee of USD $75.00 (two Austin artisan lunches, coffee, and refreshments included) is required.

CFP Promoting Reconciliation and Advancing Accountability in Sri Lanka

Promoting Reconciliation and Advancing Accountability in Sri Lanka

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that will support the bureau’s policy priorities of promoting reconciliation and advancing transparency and accountability in Sri Lanka. DRL invites organizations to submit proposals for programs to conduct the following:

1. Advancing reconciliation and cooperation across religious and ethnic lines (approximately $750,000, pending availability of funding): DRL’s goal is to facilitate cooperation across religious and ethnic lines to advance reconciliation so that all citizens of Sri Lanka can live with each other in peace. The bureau seeks proposals that will create opportunities for religious and ethnic groups to come together to promote reconciliation through cross-community communication and initiatives. Program approaches should not be limited to dialogues; activities should include concrete actions to foster intercommunity trust and collaboration. The use of traditional and alternative media to encourage collaboration among diverse communities could also be considered. Strong consideration will also be given to proposals that work to facilitate interaction among communities in the north/east and south.

2. Advancing transparency and accountability and countering corruption (approximately $1,000,000, pending availability of funding): DRL’s goal is to counter corruption and advance transparency and accountability. The bureau’s objective is to strengthen the technical capacity of the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) so that it can more effectively serve the citizens of Sri Lanka. The program approach should include working with CIABOC to enhance the documentation, processing, monitoring, and resolution of corruption and bribery cases, train staff on effective case management, and assist the Commission to educate government entities, civil society organizations, and the broader public about its work. Activities could include technical capacity building, awareness raising initiatives, as well as procurement of necessary software and equipment.

Amount: Upper  $1,000,000USD Lower $500,000USD
For each program area, proposals that have at least an 18-month timeframe will be viewed more competitively.

Closing date: July 15, 2015

Sponsor:
United States Department of State (DOS)
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)
Sponsor ID: DRLA-DRLAQM-15-079

Eligibility:
Organizations submitting proposals must meet the following criteria:
– Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO), or a public international organization; or
– Be a for-profit organization or business, although there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits to the prime recipient under grants and cooperative agreements,
including those outlined in 48 CFR Part 30 (“Cost Accounting Standards”), 48 CFR Part 31 (“Cost Principles”), and 22 CFR 145.24(b)(3)(“Program Income”);
3. Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs; and
4. Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards. These applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.

Applications that request less than the award floor ($500,000) or more than the award ceiling ($ 1,000,000) will be deemed technically ineligible.

Conflict Conference U Texas Austin

The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its first annual conference at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) on April 10-11, 2014. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict and conflict resolution. We invite papers on any relevant topic, such as apologies, advocacy, dispute resolution, peace, negotiation, reconciliation,  mediation,  restorative  justice, conflict management, and ethics.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 10 DECEMBER 2013. Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than 31 January 2014. Paper proposals must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 150 words for the program. In addition, proposals must include a 600 word extended abstract without personal information. (Be as specific as you can, even if your project is still gestating.) Documents must be attached to an email as a pdf or Word document. TCC welcomes submissions from students. Please indicate student status in all paper proposals. Please send all proposals to TCC.

Conference panels will be held on Thursday, April 10th, and Friday, April 11th  on the  UT-Austin campus.  Keynote speakers  will address the conference both Thursday and Friday. TCC will host a cocktail mixer the evening of Thursday, April 10th at a nearby off- campus location and host a closing party off campus Friday, April 11th. A detailed schedule will be sent to participants at a later date. A conference registration fee of USD $25.00 is required. Watch for updates on our webpage.

This conference is sponsored by the UT Project for Conflict Resolution.

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