Peacebuilding Program at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Bulletin Board: Peacebuilding Program at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont

By Mariana Syrotiak ( on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:18 am: Edit Post

Dear colleagues,

I wanted to let you know about a program that the Peace Corps returned volunteers may find of interest. This is the Peacebuilding Program with the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont. Why might it be of interest?

1. It focuses on peace and conflict transformation
2. It is international and intercultural
3. It offers an opportunity to reconnect with some of the cultures, renew interest, or spark new interest

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THE PROGRAMS: Rich multicultural learning communities, where participants from 20-25 countries develop new skills for Peacebuilding and new relationships with each other. Education takes place in and outside the classroom as participants live and socialize together in structured and unstructured activities. The wide variety of regional, ethnic, and cultural background provides abundant possibilities for participants to deepen their proficiency in intercultural communication and peacemaking practices.

TOPICS OF STUDY: Conflict analysis and interventions, inter-communal dialogue, negotiation and mediation, Peacebuilding and development, healing and reconciliation, peace education, training skills, issues of global relations, and more.

THE PARTICIPANTS: Human rights workers, non-profit and NGO middle and senior level managers, government employees, mental health professionals, educators, graduate students, etc. View profiles of previous participants and their testimonials.

THE FACULTY: A diverse team of international experts and active practitioners in the field of Peacebuilding and conflict transformation, including: Paula Green, EdD, USA; Tatsushi Arai, PhD, USA; Kevin Clements, PhD New Zealand, Baht Latumbo, MA Philippines, Joseph Sebarenzi MA, Rwanda. Susie Belleci, USA, Patti Moore, USA.

The Summer Peacebuilding Program (May 31-June 18, 2010) is a three graduate credits training course that can be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation (Summer Peacebuilding + Distance learning from September 10-May 11) or integrated with one’s own program of study.

The application deadline for the program is April 30, 2010. For more information visit or write to

Mariana Palade Syrotiak
Program Manager-Conflict Transformation Across Cultures-CONTACT
SIT Graduate Institute a Program of World Learning
Phone: 1 802 258 3433 skype: contactprogram

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