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Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution & Reconciliation


In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is accepting applications for the 2010 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation to be held at the SAIS Bologna Center, June 19 - July 17, 2010.

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, & 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 Bologna Symposium's unique curriculum will bridge the gap between theoretical and practical knowledge by employing practitioners at the forefront of the peace and security field to teach about theory from the perspective of personal experience

IPSI will accept up to 100 young professionals, graduate students, and accomplished rising seniors based on one or more of the following criteria:

• Stellar academic and/or professional achievement
• Keen interest in Peace & Security
• Proven record of leadership positions in community affairs
• Experience in the armed services
• Demonstrated ability in undertaking social entrepreneurship ventures

The IPSI Bologna Symposium strives to attract a diverse and accomplished student body from across the globe, including peace and security leaders from conflict and post-conflict countries. A balanced and effective student body will draw from a broad spectrum of regions, religions, and ethnicities.

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to students from conflict and post-conflict countries.

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