In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the International Symposium in Bologna will bring together up to 100 of the globe's brightest young minds from top graduate institutions, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, the participants will undergo intensive training by the field's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the skills necessary to bring peace and security to their communities and to the world. In addition, students may apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world's top graduate schools for international affairs.
The curriculum of the Bologna Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation is designed and managed by IPSI in coordination with co-Academic Coordinators Dr. P. Terrence Hopmann, Director of the SAIS Conflict Management Program, and Dr. William Zartman, prolific conflict resolution theoretician. The course work includes modules on conflict prevention, conflict management and resolution (including mediation and negotiation), post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction, several multilateral simulations, and social entrepreneurship. The course is scheduled as below: