The 2012 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation will be held fromJune 16 – July 14 at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center. In addition to intensive training on international mediation, negotiation, and facilitation and transferable SAIS academic credit (M.A.), students at the Bologna Symposium will learn the nuts and bolts of strategic non-violent action, trauma healing and reconciliation, peacebuilding through social entrepreneurship, gender and conflict, program planning and design, etc. from the field’s leading academics and practitioners. You can visit http://ipsinstitute.org/bologna2012/ to learn more and apply.
The inaugural 2012 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice will be held from July 21 – August 18. The curriculum of The Hague Symposium is designed and managed by IPSI in partnership with the Clingendael Institute of International Relations and in cooperation with Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, which is offering optional LLM academic credit. The course work includes modules on restorative and retributive justice, security and development as they relate to rule of law, as well as intensive case studies on the serious practical and moral dilemmas facing the field of transitional justice. Participants will gain a broad understanding of this emerging field, including concepts, controversies, and institutions, as well as critically examine the historical and contemporary uses of different justice interventions through direct interactions with the actual decision makers. In light of the Arab Spring and the increasing reach of the International Criminal Court, this training could not be more timely or necessary! Please visithttp://ipsinstitute.org/the-hague-2012/ to learn more and apply.
IPSI is accepting reduced price Early Decision applications until February 13th. Regular Decision applications close on April 23rd for the Bologna Symposium and on May 14th for the Hague Symposium.
From www.borenawards.org: On September 8, 2011, Senator David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma and author of the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991, and Dr. Clifford Stanley, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, addressed Boren Fellows, Scholars, members of the National Security Education Board, and esteemed colleagues in the international education arena at a gathering in Washington celebrating 20 years of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Both speakers highlighted the importance of language skills and cultural understanding to developing international partnerships and improving U.S. national security, praising NSEP for its commitment to provide linguistic and cultural training for American students through the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.
In conjunction with the 20th anniversary, NSEP has also released a video that highlights Boren Fellows and Scholars, and includes comments from Dr. Stanley and Senator Boren.
Since the creation of the National Security Education Program, 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students have studied in more than 100 countries through Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.
For more information about the National Security Education Program, please visit www.nsep.gov.
To see photos from the 20th Anniversary celebration, visit: http://www.borenawards.org/nsep20thanniversary.html
From NSEP: The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Boren Alumni Award Winners. Meghan Iverson has been named the 2011 Howard Baker, Jr. Award winner and Ahren Schaefer has been named the 2011 Sol Linowitz Award winner. The NSEP office wishes to thank all applicants and extend warm congratulations to Meghan and Paul.
Boren Fellows, check this out if you’re interested in the Foreign Service. From the State Department:
“We are pleased to inform you that the U.S. Department of State’s 2011 Diplomacy Fellows Program will open on Wednesday, August 10. The online application link will be available on August 10 when the vacancy announcement is posted. The deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on September 26, 2011. Any applications received after that date will be disqualified.
Visit the Diplomacy Fellows Page (http://careers.state.gov/dfp) for more information, eligibility, and to subscribe to receive email updates. Please note that the Diplomacy Fellows Program is open only to those who have participated in one of the approved programs listed on the site.”