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Many Peaces in Iraq: Creating a Foundation for Conflict Transformation Through Peace Studies

The UNDP-funded project, “Education for Peace in the Iraqi Higher Education System,” was designed to address conflict through a combination of community-level programming, curriculum development with the Iraqi Universities Consortium for Peace Studies, and government engagement through the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research. This culminated in the development of the first national Diploma for Peace and Conflict Studies, which will be piloted later this year.

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Iraq’s Crisis in Education: Dismantling the Roots of Extremism

It is important to closely examine how the Iraqi government is rebuilding a conflict-sensitive educational system that will hopefully devote itself to both the mental health and the intellectual development of young Iraqi children. With this in mind, a peace education program seems like a viable solution for Iraqi children.

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