GCPE

Issue #64 April-June 2009

Dr. Linda King: Director a.i. Division for the Promotion of Basic Education and Chief of the Section for Rights and Values in Education;  UNESCO, Paris

Thank you for inviting me to write the welcome letter for the newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education. It is May in Paris, the sun is shining, finally, and on the surface, at any rate, the leafy boulevards of Paris seventh arrondissement, where the Headquarters of UNESCO are located, seem far removed from the troubled conflict zones of the world. Old ladies walk their little dogs, children cycle on the sidewalk, groups of men play bowls, couples stroll and embrace. On any working day at the newly renovated buildings in the Place Fontenoy on the left bank of Paris where I work, exhibitions are opened, gala receptions are held, conferences and expert working groups convened, and major international reports and publications formally launched. Yet not so long ago, and certainly in the lifetime of many still walking the streets of Paris, the city was witness to invasion and occupation by a fascist regime. Innocent civilians were deported by virtue of their religious beliefs, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation. During the Occupation, many thousands of men and women were forcibly removed from their homes and communities to face certain humiliation and suffering, and often death, in the concentration camps. Looking out of my office window at the Eiffel Tower, that supreme symbol of French identity and ingenuity, it is hard to imagine, as the tourists swarm in their hundreds like ants around an anthill, that the swastika once briefly flew from the top. Cruise along the Seine on a warm summer evening marvelling at the beauty of the buildings that line the river and the Memorial of the Deported Martyrs just across the river from Notre Dame on the Ile de Cite provides us with a stark reminder.  For if the lives of those killed on the battlefields around the world or of the civilians whose families are destroyed in the process of war, are to mean anything we must remember that war is still with us even though we may be inclined to forget as we go about our daily lives.

UNESCO was created in the aftermath of the horrors of the Second World War with the aim “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world without distinction of race, sex, language or religion”.(UNESCO Constitution 1946). And two years later the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reiterated this role according education a central function in the promotion and diffusion of human rights principles, the cornerstone for peace.

In December last year we commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The date was marked around the world in different ways but in UNESCO Headquarters we held a series of events around the way in which education contributes to the furthering of respect, tolerance and understanding through the implementation of the Declaration’s central premise namely that education “shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace”(Article 26 para 2). A major exhibition by  50 member states showcased their learning materials and textbooks on the subject of peace, citizenship and learning to live together. The exhibition featured a range of learning sources: from sophisticated interactive materials, videos and CD ROMs used in schools in the industrialized North, to handmade materials and models from the poorest corners of the world. A series of Round Tables were held examining different aspects of human rights education from policy formulation to research and implementation. And significantly a street exhibition on the railings of the UNESCO building along Avenue Suffren the main boulevard which leads towards the Eiffel Tower featured sixty years of work by artists and photographers working for the cause of peace, understanding and tolerance throughout the world. In a city where once the flag of the Nazis had been a symbol of oppression and terror, images of peace and human rights had regained their rightful public place.


News


A global federation representing 30 million university academics and school teachers has urged those involved in armed conflicts to respect schools, colleges and universities as safe sanctuaries and zones of peace. Education International has urged the world community, governments and leaders of armed groups to reaffirm their commitment to the principle of right to education in safety.

This school comes out a dream of creating an energizing place where practitioners, students, and scholars from around the world and from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds can respectfully gather together to deepen their practices of peacebuilding..  By offering intensive one-week courses on a wide variety of peace topics geared for peace, justice and development practitioners, the CSOP seeks to gather differently located peace workers for common training and learning.  This is the first school of its kind in Canada and will create a learning community of local, national and international practitioners and students of peacebuilding – understood broadly.  Courses can be taken for professional development, personal development or academic credit – mostly undergraduate credit in peace-related disciplines.

The Ambon conflict between 1999 and 2002 led various circles to support a peace education program which has already been tested in some schools through the Maluku Brotherhood Education Curriculum. In 2001 a group of peace education activists in Maluku got sponsorship from the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and set up a team to design a local curriculum aimed at changing the way students think about conflict and peace in former conflict areas.

Education can make it possible for people to live their one life humanely, freely and actively and to realize a society and a world that make this possible. When we aspire to peace in this broader sense at the actual site of education, instead of handling it in limited school events as was the case with traditional peace education, we need to work toward the realization of peace in all academic subjects and in all areas of education so as to foster peace-oriented human beings.

Students pledged undying support and commitment to the government strategies for peace in the region and promised to work hand in hand with all actors concern to bring peace. Students commented they would be willing to fully participate in the initiatives such as peace education and civic education programs to create awareness among communities.

The speech of President Obama in Prague on April 5th 2009 has built a significant bridge between the world of aspiration and the world of power. Here, from the world's most exalted seat of power, has come a call for an end to this menace which threatens the future of humanity, imperils all civilization and jettisons the values painfully built up over millennia of thought and sacrifice.

Education is a powerful agent of change and socialization into society's values; unfortunately, it sometimes also acts as a transmitter of conflict-producing and conflict-sustaining myths. Hence the need for serious and systematic educational approaches that teach conflict-solving values and skills and brings together Israeli and Palestinian teachers and students, on equal footing, to encourage discussion, to empower both sides and to emphasize the role of education as an agent of change.  

The International NGO History Forum will activate discussions on wide-ranging issues such as war, territorial disputes, human rights, gender equality and history in order to help shake off narrow-minded nationalism and promote reconciliation through peace education. 

The recommendations of the report are intended to support Governments, education authorities, school heads, teachers, students, parents and communities as they seek to create non-violent schools. The recommendations are guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and informed by Regional Consultations for the Study, expert inputs, public submissions, and an evidence-based understanding of the causes of violence and its prevention, including its virtually universal link with gender. The recommendations are designed to ensure that education methods, curricula, programmes and services uphold the norms established by the CRC, and that their design and implementation are consistent with social and cultural diversity, as well as economic and practical realities.

HRH Prince Feisal, founder of global initiative Generations for Peace, told the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development that sport really can help promote peace amongst young people, according to a statement from Generations for Peace. “Generations for Peace was established to fill the vacuum in the lives of young people in the world’s most troubled nations and communities by drawing upon the power of sport to give purpose and meaning and to instill tolerance, respect and understanding.

For years the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation has been working with Lankan Tamil refugees. The OfERR has made it a point to hold awakening' sessions at the camps every three months. "We try to be neutral but sometimes it's very difficult to convince young, listless boys to oppose violence," explains M Sakkariyas, director of such advocacy programmes. "Peace education works best with women. The women in each camp are networked and therefore our activities trickle down better," he says.

The emphasis on empathy here and in schools nationwide is the latest front in a decade-long campaign against bullying and violence. Many urban districts have found empathy workshops and curriculums help curb fighting and other misbehavior. In Scarsdale, a wealthy, high-performing district with few discipline problems to start with, educators see the lessons as grooming children to be better citizens and leaders by making them think twice before engaging in the name-calling, gossip and other forms of social humiliation that usually go unpunished.

This article is a conservative counterpoint and challenge to the possibility of political indoctrination via peace education.  Although the article makes un-researched and untruthful claims, avoiding indoctrination is something that must be given serious attention in peace education practice and pedagogy.  Indoctrination is another form of violence that peace education seeks to eliminate from education.  


Peace Education in the Field  


April saw the US roll-out of a free online educational curriculum focusing on conflict resolution and non-violence for teachers and students across the country. The curriculum, recommended for grades 6–12, aims to foster discussion among young people about peace and nonviolence in their schools, local communities, and the world at large. The free online curriculum is designed to be used in conjunction with Gilley’s award-winning documentary film The Day After Peace. 

The message of peace is relevant in Manipur and it needs collective and not just individual support, said Dr. Kh Ratankumar Singh, MLA, who was the chief guest of the inaugural function of an exhibition under the theme ‘Peace Builders Around the World’ as a project of Peace Count from May 16 to 18, today at Nupilal Memorial Hall, Imphal.  She further said that there are 33 ethnic groups in Manipur and she believes that peace will be possible only when one is sincere, honest, dedicated to his principles, and has the courage for self improvement. She added that the two-day exhibition would make us grow together. The Peace Count project documents successful peace projects around the world. This exhibition shares some of the best photographic features from 30 crisis zones and will travel around India in the next two years.

The Coalition for a Culture of Peace in New Hampshire Higher Education held its first session at Plymouth State University on Saturday, said coalition co-founder, Ray Perkins Jr., a philosophy professor at PSU.   In his keynote address, UNH Provost Bruce Mallory emphasized the importance of peace in higher education and outlining the goals of what he called a "plowshares curriculum" including emphasis on democracy, human rights, non-violence and the moral dimensions of rational inquiry.

University of Ghana has approved a Bachelor of Adult Education Degree programme for the Institute of Adult education to nurture future leaders in the subject. The new programme has four options -- Development Education, Distance Education, Literary Education and Peace Education -- for students to choose from at levels 300 and 400.

To raise awareness among teachers on ways to practice and promote peace among school children, the NCERT has launched a training programme on peace education here. About 40 school teachers and teacher trainers from across the country are participating in this month-long programme being conducted for the fifth consecutive year, NCERT officials said. Raising awareness of teachers about their role as peace educators and learning ways to practice and promote peace among school children, particularly in teaching-learning contexts, are the major objectives of the programme.

Amid daily headlines of war, ethnic and sectarian violence emerges some welcome positive news: Rotary International – a humanitarian service organization dedicated to world peace and understanding - has awarded six students from Arab and Muslim majority countries the opportunity to study peacemaking and conflict resolution at the Rotary Centers for International Studies located at leading international universities.

Hundreds of Sacramento State students and faculty filled a University Union Ballroom to hear Maya Soetoro-Ng, the younger half-sister of President Barack Obama speak on her teaching techniques and the power of today's youth. "I thought it was good lesson in how to conduct peace education and construct peace curriculum because you get lessons from experience," said Cooper-Woodson Program Director Boatamo Mosupyoe . Soetoro-Ng teaches a class called "Peace Makers: On the Power of Nonviolence" at La Pietra, a private all-girls school back at her home in Honolulu.

Most people recognize instinctively the role of education in preventing conflict and in building peace. Now it is time to begin to work toward the establishment of peace in countries affected by conflict by integrating quality education into peace agreements. This report from the March 2009 Sarajevo conference Where Peace Begins: The Pivotal Role of Education for Lasting Peace summarizes the reasons for our focus on the critical period of peace negotiations, and the next steps that will ensure that quality education becomes a reality for all children living in conflict-affected fragile situations.


Events & Conferences


Please note that only newly submitted events will contain a full description. All events & conferences that have been previously published in the newsletter will be listed by date with a link to follow for more information. 

The 2009 Network for Peace through Dialogue conference, "Dialogue In/As Action," will focus on the rich intersections of the methods, processes, and actions of dialogue that lead to change. The 2009 conference will explore the ground rules for practicing good dialogue, as well as the parameters for putting constructive dialogue into action. The Dialogue In/As Action conference will include presentations by: The Dialogue Project, The East Side Institute, Consensus, Standing Together, Voices Against Violence, Mediators Beyond Borders, and more.

International Conference: Workshops, Paper Sessions, and Symposia

PeaceVoice presents a conference for academics, activists, students and practitioners August 1, 2009 at Hoffman Hall, Portland State University. We seek proposals to present papers or posters on topics relating to (but not limited to): peace literature, peace journalism, peace film, war, and peace and media. This conference also invites proposals to: conduct authorial readings from your recent books, as well as, screen and discuss your peace or media-related film. Send your 100-400-word proposal to: PeaceVoiceDirector@gmail.com

The East Africa Network for Peace Builders is hosting the Africa for the Culture of Peace Education Consortium in the Republic of Rwanda at the National University of Rwanda in Butare. The consortium seeks to link up partnerships from all levels, national and international for the mutual enhanced support for the realization of the Culture of Peace. To support the culture of peace movement the consortium will examine peace education that Africa deserves includes Human Rights, Democracy, Good Governance, Conflict Prevention, Reconciliation, Disarmament, Demobilization, Healing, Social Justice and Rule of the law and Non-violence means of solving conflicts. For more information visit the website.

“Convening ‘Whole of Community’: Integrating Approaches and Practices to Address Conflicts in a Chaotic World” is the theme of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s 2009 Annual Conference to be held October 7 – 10 at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired millions in their campaigns to change the world. Join us in October for a very special conference that will honor the memory of Gandhi and King by helping to inspire participants to continue their legacy of personal and social transformation. Deadline for proposals is June 15, 2009.

This conference hopes to provide a venue for discussion of the global problem of youth and gang violence and to share peacemaking tools and alternatives to violence. In this interdisciplinary conference we hope to promote a wide-ranging conversation including diverse fields and experiences. The deadline for proposals and abstracts is September 20, 2009. Please send proposals, abstracts, and biographies electronically to: Nancy Piscitell, Administrator, Peace and Global Studies Program piscitnj@lemoyne.edu

For more information, please visit: www.freemindsfreepeople.org

For more information about the event please visit: http://www.fireandice2009.com/ 

For more information visit: http://www.unescochair.uconn.edu

For more information visit: http://www.ensec2009.boun.edu.tr

How can our educational system evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century? How will we educate people to be compassionate, competent, ethical, and engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and interconnected world? With the Dalai Lama participating in each session, this dialogue will pool new ideas in educational theory and practice with the wisdom of world’s great contemplative traditions.  

Call for Proposals: Toward a Peaceful World: Historical Approaches to Creating Cultures of Peace – Winthrop University – October 29-30, 2009

For more information contact: conference co-chairs, E. Timothy Smith (esmith@mail.barry.edu ), and Virginia S. Williams (williamsv@winthrop.edu )

For more information visit: http://www.foro2010.org/

The Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association warmly invites you to submit a proposal for the Annual General Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Denver, Colorado, April 30- May 4, 2010. The theme of the conference is "Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World."


Workshops & Trainings


Please note that only newly submitted workshops/trainings will contain a full description. All workshops/trainings that have been previously published in the newsletter will be listed by date with a link to follow for more information. 

The purpose of these courses is to support the emergence of networks of trainers and multipliers in the Arabic-speaking region and to develop the capacity of youth organisations to introduce Human Rights Education in their work. 

To register and obtain further details please contact: Ruth Shewan at r.shewan@ioe.ac.uk

This week-long course is designed for educators working in formal and informal settings, within institutions and in grassroots community contexts. During the course, we will explore a variety of pedagogical approaches and real-life examples that take into account the challenges and opportunities facing education and society in the 21st century. The course will demonstrate the need for the integration of intercultural skills and peace education into current curriculum. 

The graduate program in Educational Leadership, Renewal and Change invites educators, leaders, students and citizens to two weeks of workshops on Restorative Practices—ideas and skills for resolving conflicts, addressing differences, and healing the wounds to people and places. Courses are offered on campus and through the internet distance learning program. 

The Asia- Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) is delighted to announce a regional conference of scholars, educators and peace-builders on the theme of “Innovation and Change: Peace Research, Studies and Education in Asia-Pacific.” Presentations at this meeting will report on research into recent developments in the region and set the directions and priority areas for peace research, studies, and education in the Asia-Pacific.

Latin America: In Search of a Path Towards a Sustainable Peace. Tools and Contributions". September 17 -19, 2009. Lima, Peru.

The Latin American Council for Peace Research (CLAIP) and the Department of International Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUPC) with the support of Ciudad Saludable (Healthy City) call for applications for its First Regional Congress. The aim of this conference is to gather researchers and activists who work for peace about or in Latin America to share and learn from their research and experience. Please send your proposals and or questions by email to claip.conferencia.lima@gmail.com

We are pleased to present the new International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University’s one-year English-language MA starting in October 2009. It has been created following the success of the Hebrew-taught Evens Program's MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation that started six years ago and already has an outstanding reputation in Israeli academia. For more information visit the website.

“Loving Teachers, Living Schools: Sharing our Paths to Peace,” the conference will focus on the important theme of “bringing greater peace into our schools”.  Within this context, we will also be exploring the role of “gender and sexuality” and “emotional, social and spiritual intelligence” in advancing our goals towards a universal culture of peace.

Last call for applications for the MA Program in Peace and Conflict Studies Fall 2009

at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU). Application Deadline is August 1, 2009. To apply visit www.epu.ac.at, or direction questions to epu@epu.ac.at

For more information visit: http://www.tcd.ie/ise

For more information visit: http://www.mettacenter.org


Publications


The Advocates for Human Rights would like to present our newest curriculum, The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice, a powerful tool for introducing audiences to the concepts of conflict resolution and peace-building. The Road to Peace provides educators with ten creative, thought-provoking and innovative lessons plans that help students explore these topics.

This publication sets out the core competences needed by teachers to put democratic citizenship and human rights into practice in the classroom, throughout the school and in the wider community. It is intended for all teachers - not only specialists but teachers in all subject areas - and teacher educators working in higher-education institutions or other settings, both in pre- and in-service training.

The manual contains lessons and service-learning projects. The lesson plans are divided into five human rights topic areas: environment, poverty, discrimination, children's rights to education and health, and law and justice.

Report launched - "Education and Reconciliation: The Perspectives of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina". Does education have a role in the reconciliation process in Northern Ireland? How can educators work together to help successive generations of children and young people understand the nature and causes of the conflict here? For the full story visit the website.

The new Caritas Peacebuilding: Web Toolkit for Trainers offers peacebuilders a comprehensive tool for designing peacebuilding training workshops. The 200 plus page web toolkit has been developed for trainers, facilitators, learning designers and other practitioners engaged in peace building. In addition, all aid workers engaged in contexts of conflict might find useful resources here. The toolkit contains everything a community trainer needs to run effective workshops in their local context. Trainers can build their own workshops online from a wide range of activities and other tools for learning design and facilitation.

The Spring 2009 Issue of the Peace and Conflict Review, an open access and peer reviewed academic journal, has been officially released. Please visit www.review.upeace.org to access the articles/book reviews and get your free copy!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of on-line sales of our new publication Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace. This unique training tool draws on more than a decade of work with hundreds of leaders in conflict areas around the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia, Haiti, Iraq, Israel & Palestine, Liberia, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Peru, Rwanda, and Sudan. Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace can be purchased through Amazon.com directly or by visiting the website.

The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution is pleased to announce the online presentation of selected Arabic-translated chapters from The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, edited by Morton Deutsch, Peter T. Coleman, and Eric Marcus. 

The latest publication of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, "Inspiring practice: resources, tools and activities for human rights education", has been designed to help people deliver workshops on human rights, including the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). This manual will help educators and facilitators introduce ideas about human rights, and stimulate debate and further learning. "Inspiring practice" is free to download online.

The KCSI is a five-styles-of-conflict inventory based on the Mouton-Blake Axis.  Additional features include extensive tips for bringing out the best in each style, differentiation between “Calm” and “Storm” and differing instructions for users from individualist and collectivist cultural backgrounds.   Potential users can request a free PDF download by sending an email to: StyleMattersReviewCopy@RiverhouseEpress.com

USAID’s Office of Women in Development is pleased to announce the release of the Doorways training manuals. The manuals, developed under the USAID-funded Safe Schools Program, were designed to make classrooms safer and more conducive environments for student retention and learning. All three manuals and accompanying resource booklets can be found online.  

Sometimes it is difficult to sift through all information available and to find what you are looking for. The Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons and the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society offers you the material Learn about Nuclear Weapons, for anyone looking for a basic or in-depth knowledge of nuclear weapons and disarmament issues. 

How peace has been made and maintained, experienced and imagined is not only a matter of historical interest, but also of pressing concern. Peace: A World History is the first study to explore the full spectrum of peace and peacemaking from prehistoric to contemporary times in a single volume aimed at improving their prospects. The book is now available on amazon.com

The twentieth century is as remarkable for its world wars as it is for its efforts to outlaw war in international and constitutional law and politics. Japan in the World examines the work of Shidehara, a pacifist statesman, within the context of twentieth century statecraft and international politics. Japan in the World is an essential resource for understanding that nation’s contributions to these world-changing developments. To purchase visit: http://www.lexingtonbooks.com/catalog/MultiBook.shtml 

The Foundation utilizes peace-building stories in its activities. This particular tool is based upon a story called "Turtle Dreaming". It refers to the plight of the snake-necked turtles. The Murray River's future is of concern to many Australians. This project explores peace-building ways in which individuals and communities can work together to resolve the problems. Students can individually read the story or work with their teachers and class to discuss the different story endings and then create their own to share with others.

The Spring issue of Nonviolent Change is now posted on the web both as a PDF file, and as web pages, with access to back issues.

This Handbook has been designed to reflect current practice in the field of dialogue and to draw on concrete experiences of practitioners in various regions and of various actors involved in these processes. It seeks to consolidate emerging learning – both in terms of the conceptual framework supporting dialogue, and practical experiences in the design, facilitation and assessment of such processes on the ground.

Durante el pasado mes de noviembre de 2008, nos acompañó el Profesor Tony Jenkins, Co-Director del Centro de Educación para la Paz del Teachers College de la Universidad de Columbia y Coordinador Global del Instituto Internacional de Educación para la Paz, quien en el marco del proceso “Soacha: Vida y derechos por la infancia, adolescencia y juventud”, organizado por la Alcaldía de Soacha, la Secretaría de Educación y Cultura de Soacha, la Dirección de Cultura de Soacha, la Fundación Escuelas de Paz, la Alianza Educación para la Construcción de Culturas de Paz y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia – UNICEF, dictó una conferencia y nos concedió una entrevista sobre el Instituto Internacional de Educación para la Paz – IIPE y las Comunidades de Educación para la Paz – CIPE.

TeachUNICEF is a resource for U.S. educators. TeachUNICEF education materials have been designed to help educators bring a global understanding of the needs of children and families around the world into the classroom

Lawrence S. Wittner's lively account shows how peace activists challenged the nuclear ambitions of the great powers. Based on massive research in the files of peace and disarmament organizations and in formerly top secret government records, as well as on interviews with antinuclear activists and top government officials, Confronting the Bomb/ also demonstrates the movement's effectiveness in curbing the nuclear arms race and preventing nuclear war.

A projectof Georgetown and the United States Institute of Peace, the Peace Media Clearinghouse features a collection of key audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management.

The People's Institute for Rethinking Education and Development has a new book online “Reclaiming the Gift Culture”. Visit the website to download. 

For more information visit: http://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.jp

For more information visit: http://www.peacevoice.info

 For more information visit: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cer/current

For more information visit: http://www.idealist.org/en/handbook

For more information visit: http://www.ineeserver.org/default.asp


Jobs


Please note that only new submitted job postings will contain a description. All jobs that have been previously published in the newsletter will be listed with a link for more information.

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a network of youth organizations active in the field of peacebuilding. Its secretariat is based in The Hague, The Netherlands and is run by an international team of interns and volunteers. UNOY Peacebuilders internships offer young people an opportunity to gain work experience in the field of peace-building. Applications for the positions should be directed to: Ms. Lillian Solheim, Tel +31-703-647799, E-mail: advocacy.coordinator@unoy.org

The Regional Director is the official representative of the AFSC in the Middle East, directs and manages AFSC programs in the region and provides the vision and leadership for the organization’s policy, advocacy and public education in the U.S. related to U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Regional Director is based in Jerusalem has the senior responsibility for representation of AFSC to Israeli and Palestinian authorities and to guiding program development there.

Fahamu is looking for qualified candidates for the post of Programme officer, Education for Social Justice. Successful candidates would have a responsibility for developing curriculums and training our diverse audiences in human rights and social justice topics as well as online tutoring. The candidate is also expected to have experience in community training and organizing for a pan-African audience. The closing date for applications is 15th June 2009. The successful candidate will be located in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications should be submitted to winnie@fahamu.org.

The Justice and Peace Studies Program at the University of St. Thomas is seeking creative and energetic candidates with both teaching ability and on-the-ground experience for a new clinical faculty position beginning September 1, 2009. Clinical faculty appointments are renewable indefinitely, assuming satisfactory performance. Clinical faculty are not eligible for and do not attain tenure. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references online.

Peace X Peace is an international women-led organization that connects women over the internet to promote dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflict and to support actions that improve the status of women and families. At www.peacexpeace.org, women share their experiences and expertise as other women connect with them across cultures for mutual benefit. Peace X Peace is seeking a Program Director. If interested visit the website.

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP), a dynamic global, non-governmental organization with more than 100 staff worldwide which recruits, trains and deploys an unarmed civilian peacekeeping force, is seeking an Executive Director. This ED will work from NP’s international office in Brussels, Belgium. Responsible to the International Governance Council, s/he will provide overall strategic leadership and manage NP’s global work including implementation of NP’s long-term plan, organizational development, coordination of fundraising efforts, and acting as the NP spokesperson.

For more information visit: http://www.highlandercenter.org/index.html

For more information visit: https://jobs-afsc.icims.com/jobs/1164/job

For more information visit: http://www.snc.edu/hr/positions/?i=R000000340

For more information visit: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/peacestudy

For more information visit: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/ssbf/conf/eng

   
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