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26th March 2014


1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation & Post-War Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Resolution (28th-30th March 2014)
b. University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education Counselling Programme (24th-25th April 2014)
c. Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
d. Certificate Program in Conflict Management at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
e. BOND: Training Programme
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. BOND: NGO Meeting on the War in the Iraq (1st April 2014)
b. Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct: Containing War, Containing Hatred: From the Personal to the Political (9th-10th April 2014)
c. Invitation to Peace Studies (3 July 2014)
3. Consultations and Notices
a. a.  Business and Violent Conflict (June-July 2014)
4. New Resources
a. New Releases From Zed Books
b. Freedom From Fear: Canada's Foreign Policy for Human Security (2000-2015); Report on Canada's Human Security Program (2015-2013)
c. Winning the Peace if it Comes to War
a. Iraq: World Wide Web Links
b. Conflict in Iraq: Concerns and Consequences
c. .  Alertnet
d. CrisisWeb
5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. European Centre for Common Ground: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programmes Manager (Position Available Immediately)
b. The Sudan Landmine Information & Response Initiative (25th March 2014)
c. Safterworld: Project Officer & Internship (28 March 2014)
d. International Alert: Intern Concerning Business & Conflict Programme/Global Policy (4 April 2014)
e. The International Secretariat of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (25th April 2014)
f. DB Classifieds - Vacancies (Posted 19th March 2014)
g. Zedbooks: Commisioning Editor


1. Training, Workshops, Learning

        28th-30th March 2014 10am-6pm each day
        International Affairs Building of Columbia University, New York

Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR 2014), is a three days intensive training for advanced practitioners, aid and development workers, international diplomats, national and local level politicians, academics and policy makers.

The PCTR 2014 at Columbia University, New York, is designed to help practitioners, policy makers, and aid and development staff working in or with societies affected, threatened by, or in a post-war situation. One of TRANSCEND's most intense and high level training programmes, the PCTR has been created to help participants strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the structures and dynamics of war and violent conflict, and skills, tools and approaches useful for peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and post-war reconstruction, reconciliation, and healing.

The PCTR Training Programme/Workshop has been designed to build upon the best aspects of TRANSCEND's advanced training programmes for practitioners, together with a working needs-based approach to respond to the particular situations and needs of the participants involved and the dynamics of the conflicts in their communities and the areas they work.

Bridging the fields of theory and practice, the PCTR 2014 will be highly effective for those working to prevent the outbreak of violent conflict, to transform violent and intractable conflicts towards peaceful and constructive outcomes, and/or to promote reconstruction, reconciliation, resolution and healing in post-war situations.

The Training Programme will be divided into a Morning and Afternoon session for each day, combining intensive training, group work, workshop sessions, and individually designed working modules.  There will be a one hour break for lunch, and additional breaks for tea and coffee in each session.

Who Can Take Part?

The PCTR 2014 Training Programme/workshop at Columbia University, New York is intended for experienced aid and development workers, national and local level politicians and policy makers, diplomats, senior NGO staff, human rights and peace workers, academics, and
graduate students.

Participants are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form no later than Friday, March 21st, 2014(see the end of this document for the Application Form). The programme is limited to a maximum number of 40 participants, and applicants are requested to send in their applications as early as possible in order to guarantee a place in the programme.

Costs and Fees
Participation fees for the full 3-days training programme are: US$200
The participation fee covers participation in the training programme, and all materials, including:
    .   Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means: The TRANSCEND Approach, The United Nations Disaster Management Training Programme
Manual (UNDP 2000)
    .   Searching for Peace: The Road to TRANSCEND by Johan Galtung, Carl Jacobsen and Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen (Pluto Press, 2013)
Accommodation and meals are not covered by the training programme fee.

For more information, contact: Email: training transcend.org

        24th-25th April 2014, 9:30am-430 pm
        Graduate School of Education, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HH.

Art and Conflict
Tutor: Marian Leibmann BA MA PGCE CQSW RATh
Conflict is an emotive subject - this course is about finding new ways to look at it. There will be a variety of practical art exercises - individual, pairs and group - to gain insights into different aspects of conflict. All art materials are provided. Please wear old clothes!
Fee £80.00

For further information, contact: Sarah White 0117 928 7166; Email: Sarah.White bris.ac.uk

        Coventry University
        Priory Street
        Coventry CV1 5FB

The Centre offers three main teaching programmes.

MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies
Course components include the following:
·       Key issues in peace and reconciliation studies
·       Theory and practice of conflict transformation
·       Comparative peace processes
·       Perspectives on inner peace
·       International human rights law

(This programme is offered on a full and a part-time basis.) Some financial assistance may be available for full-time students.

Certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies (by Distance Learning)
This ten-week Certificate course allows people from any part of the world with access to the internet to participate in an online course addressing issues relating to peace and reconciliation at all levels of life.  Units include the following
·       Key concepts in peace and reconciliation studies
·       Forgiveness, reconciliation and justice
·       Conflict transformation
·       Religion, peace and conflict
We are planning to start the next course on 8 September 2014.

BA in Peace and Conflict Studies
A three year undergraduate degree programme is offered. Amongst the modules included in the programme are:
Level 1: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, World Politics since 1945, Contemporary Conflicts in States and Society
Level 2: Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation, Conflict and Diplomacy in the Contemporary World, World Politics after the Cold War
Level 3: Comparative Peace Processes, Defence Policy Analysis, The Emergence of Modern India and Pakistan.
Full details of all the teaching programmes and other aspects of the work at the Centre can found on the website:

For further information, contact the director: Professor Andrew Rigby. Tel: (44) 02476 887448; Fax. (44) 02476 888679; Email: a.rigby coventry.ac.uk

        Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo,
        Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

We offer a Certificate Program in Conflict Management at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The workshops we offer as part of the Certificate Program happen throughout the year, except for the month of August when we take a break. There are 20 different workshops; some are offered more than once/year.

You are welcome to take a look at our program at
http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/ipacs/certificate. Thank you for your consideration.

For further infromation, contact: Mary Lou Schwartzentruber, Certificate Program Manager, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G6. Tel: 519-885-0220 ext. 254; Fax: 519-885-0014; E-mail: certprog uwaterloo.ca


Please find attached details of the latest training programme by the following programme areas: International Programme Work, Advocacy & Communications, Organisational Learning & Development and Accessing Funding Opportunities.

For further information, contact: Laurentine Goulei, Events Administrator; Website: www.bond.org.uk


2. Seminars and conferences

        1st April 2014, 4p-7p
        NCVO, Regent's Wharf, London N1 9RL

With war in Iraq now a reality BOND is organising a meeting for members organisations to hear about and discuss the immediate and longer-term implications. We are putting together a panel of four speakers for a meeting on Tuesday, 1 April between 16:00 - 19:00. The aim of the meeting is to facilitate information sharing and to discuss what support BOND may be able to provide members, particularly in terms of information sharing and advocacy support.

Specialist speakers will focus on the following:

* exploring post-war social and political concerns for Iraq and the region (speaker to be confirmed)
* lessons learned from Afghanistan (British Agencies Afghanistan Group)
* the wider implications of the war for development and poverty reduction in the region and globally (speaker to be confirmed)
* the US security agenda: Iraq and post-Iraq (speaker from Royal United Services Institute -TBC)

Following presentations by the panel the floor will be open for questions. This will be followed by group work on key issues. An agenda and the full speaker list will be posted on BOND's website on the morning of Monday 31 March [www.bond.org.uk].

If you plan to attend this meeting please reply to information bond.org.uk. We only need the name of the person attending. Please note that no confirmation will be sent. There is no charge for attending the event.

For further information, contact: Costanza de Toma or Audrey Gaughran. Email: information bond.org.uk Website:

        9th April, 6pm; 10th April 2014, 9:30am-5pm
        Tricycle Theater, 269 Kilburn High Road, London. Tube: Kilburn, Jubilee Line

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the third in our series of theatre seminars, to deepen understanding of conflict transformation. This time we are concentrating on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This event is centred upon the production of Julia Pascal's brilliant new play, Crossing Jerusalem. It will start with the production of the play on the Wednesday evening (9th April) and continue throughout the following day with top-notch speakers, and discussion to highlight your views. As you know, your participation in these seminars is of prime importance to us, in our aim of deepening and extending the profile of nonviolence.

In a situation where war and hatred has been endemic for decades, how can a pro-active programme of healing begin? Using experts from the political, NGO, psychotherapeutic and theatre worlds, this event will explore how hatred and aggression can be contained, from the grassroots to the governmental level, so that longer-term conflict resolution can begin. The seminar will concentrate on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict today. The format will be lively and participatory, opening with performance of Crossing Jerusalem, a new play by Julia Pascal.

The seminar will also offer the chance to explore how we can begin to deal with the anger, mistrust and hatred within us and around us. For anyone committed to seeing an end to this most painful of conflicts, and learning the methods and techniques that could stop the cycle of violence and build lasting peace, this event is invaluable.

For tickets contact Robin McAfee (see details below left or at the top of the page). Prices are £69 for individuals, £100 for institutions. There are a limited number of concessions available. All prices include a ticket to see the performance of Crossing Jerusalem.

For more information, contact Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Director, Peace Direct (an initiative of Oxford Research Group), 39 A Lancaster Grove, London NW3 4HB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)845 456 9714; Fax: +44 (0)7092 313 135; Website: www.peacedirect.org; Robin McAfee, Email: robin peacedirect.org;

        3 July 2014
        Soltun Folkehøgskole , Norway.

We want to challenge young people from the entire world to attend our folk high school in the very north of Norway. The owner of the school is The Methodist Church of Norway. Soltun is an International School for Peace.

We offer young people the possibility to experience an international community where we live and study together; cooperate in doing the daily duties, and assist fellow students with special needs. All students participate in workshops on conflict transformation, peace-practice and Human Rights - issues, non-violence philosophy/strategy. We do project-work and go for rides in the country and abroad.

Besides, each student choose a main course:
·        Peacebuilding
·        Horseback-riding
·        Theatre - production
·        Art - workshop
·        Music
·        Out-door life

The school is situated in the most beautiful area where snowy mountains go steep into the sea. Fishing-boats are seen as they find their ways to the best spots in the fiords. In spring and summer we have the sun night and day. In winter, the mysterious dark season with no sun for two months. We do have the polar light, though.

You must understand and speak English. We offer a language-course in Norwegian for foreign students. All international students need to start the application-process early, due to the rules and egulations in the Norwegian Society.


For further information, contact: Kari S. Hay, www.soltun.fhs.no

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