Global Majority (globalmajority.org), an international NGO dedicated to the promotion of peace and nonviolent conflict resolution through education, training and advocacy, in partnership with the United Nations University – International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI), is hosting a pair of Peace Through Dialogue events in the upcoming months. From their press release…
The Latin America Session (Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica – May 26-June 6, 2008) — This training seminar will focus on environmental peace-making, negotiation, mediation, and international environmental law, directed towards graduate, high-level undergraduate students, and professionals. The seminar will be conducted by professors, trainers, and speakers from Latin America and the United States. Upon successful completion of the seminar, students will receive a certificate and/or four academic credits from University for Peace.
The Middle East Session (Amman, Jordan – July 20-Aug 3, 2008) — This training seminar will focus on negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution with a focus on Palestine-Israel conflict. The seminar is directed towards graduate, high-level undergraduate students, and professionals. The seminar will be conducted by professors, trainers, and speakers from around the world. Upon successful completion of the seminar, students will receive a certificate and/or four academic credits from UNU-ILI. The seminar will be followed by a 3-day International Conference focusing on the engagement of civil society groups in nonviolent means of resolving conflicts and generating lasting peace strategies. Global Majority’s chief goals in planning this event are to raise the voice of global civil society in order to encourage decision-makers to negotiate, to promote dialogue and understanding across national and cultural boundaries, and to pursue nonviolent conflict resolution. Participants have an option to take part in a six day Israel/Palestine study tour prior to the event.
For detailed information and for application and registration forms please visit their website. The deadline for submitting an application and registration is nearing and discounts apply to early applicants. Number of admitted students will be limited to ensure high, professional quality training. Contact them by email at or by phone +1.831.372.5518 with any questions.