MINELRES: TRANSCEND Peace University On-Line: Training Programmes & Courses

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Fri Jan 14 06:49:01 2005

Original sender: TRANSCEND <jacobsen@transcend.org>

Announcement for courses and training programmes of TRANSCEND Peace
University (TPU)

www.transcend.org / www.transcend.org/tpu

TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) On-Line 

Opening Registration for courses beginning February 2005

TRANSCEND International Peace and Development Training Programmes

Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Rebuilding,
Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR) five-days advanced international
training programme, March 28 – April 1, 2005, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Globalisation from below: strategies and actions for social
transformation and nonviolent struggle – learning from and building
local and global movements, April 18 – 22, 2005, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Please distribute as broadly as possible to individuals, organizations
and agencies which may be interested in participating.

1. TRANSCEND Peace University – TPU On-Line

The world's on-line university for peace and development studies

Announcing Registration for semester starting February 2005

The following is an announcement for the TRANSCEND Peace University
(TPU), the world's first ever global peace university for policy makers,
practitioners, scholars, students, UN staff and others working in
peacebuilding, conflict transformation, post-war reconstruction,
rehabilitation and reconciliation, development, human rights, and other
related fields. 

Please forward this announcement to individuals, organisations, UN
agencies and governments which you believe may be interested in
participating in the TPU ’s February Semester 2005. For more information
or to apply on-line, please visit www.transcend.org/tpu. 

Please note, the deadline for applications for the February Semester is
February 15, 2005. 


February Semester 2005 

Johan Galtung, the Rector of TPU and one of the founders of peace
studies, invites you to join practitioners and students from around
the world on-line.


With faculty and Course Directors drawn from amongst the leading
scholars and practitioners in their fields internationally, TPU is the
world's first truly global, 

on-line Peace University designed for government and NGO practitioners,
policy makers and students at any level working in the fields of peace,
conflict transformation, development and global issues. Since 1996 300+
on-site skills institutes have been offered for 6,000+ participants
around the world, using the TRANSCEND manual "Conflict Transformation By
Peaceful Means," published by the United Nations. There will be
certificates; for single courses, diplomas for clusters of courses and
eventually BA, MA; and PhD degrees. 

Participants may combine on-line and on-site courses.


In the 2005 February Semester TPU will offer the following 15 courses:


1. Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Johan Galtung

2. Nonviolence as Political Tool and Philosophy, Jorgen Johansen

3. Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick

4. Film and Peace, Paul D. Scott

5. Deep Culture in Conflict, Johan Galtung, Wilfried Graf and Gudrun

6. Democratization and Development, Paul D. Scott 

7. Dialogue, Peace and Development, Katrin Kaeufer and Claus Otto

8. Conflict Prevention, Intervention, Reconciliation and Reconstruction,
S. P. Udayakumar

9. Development and Human Rights, Jim Ife and Lucy Fiske

10. Peace Futures: Mapping, Anticipating and Deepening Approaches to the
Futures of Peace (and War), Sohail Inayatullah 

11. Peace Museums, Christophe Bouillet 

12. Peace Zones, Christophe Barbey 

13. Transformacion Pacifica de Conflictos, Sara Rozenblum de Horowitz

14. Peace Business and Economics, Jack Santa Barbara and Howard Richards

15. Literature and Peace, Marisa Antonaya

Starting Date: February 28, 2005 (or two weeks after the minimum number
of students is met for that course)
Ending Date: May 22, 2005
Deadline for Registration: February 15, 2005

Cost per one Course: For EU, North American, Japanese and South-East
Asian/Australian, participants 300 Euros. For all others 150 Euros.


For more information or to register, please contact the TRANSCEND Peace
University Global Center in Cluj, Romania with a staff to handle
information, applications, payments, course related questions, and
computer support:

E-mail: tpu@transcend.org 
Tel +40-724-380511
Web-site www.transcend.org/tpu

2.Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Rebuilding,
Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR) five-days advanced international
training programme, March 28 – April 1, 2005, Cluj-Napoca, Romania for
practitioners, policy makers, international and national agency staff
and NGOs working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation and post-war
recovery (www.transcend.org) 

Organised by TRANSCEND and the Peace Action, Training and Research
Institute of Romania (PATRIR)
Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Reconstruction,
Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR 2005) is designed for practitioners,
political leaders and policy makers, and organisations working in areas
affected by conflict, violent conflict, and war, as well as countries
and regions in post-war situations.  Building upon experiences in
peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and post-war reconstruction,
rehabilitation, reconciliation and healing, and people-centred,
participatory development, from former Yugoslavia, Aceh, Afghanistan,
Cambodia, Colombia, Nepal, Somalia, Nicaragua, South Africa, and the
Middle East, as well as from the countries of the participants
themselves, the programme is highly intensive and practice-oriented. 

The training is needs-based and both skills and knowledge intensive,
allowing participants to draw upon and address concrete issues and
challenges facing them in their work and country/community.  PCTR is
designed for advanced participants and practitioners to develop skills
and tools for implementation in practice, addressing both the needs of
the individuals taking part, as well as the needs and challenges
confronting the communities, organisations and institutions they work
within, both in the field and in their organisation, programme and
project design. The PCTR explores all three phases of violence and war –
pre-violence, violence, post-violence – and what can be done: to
transform unresolved conflicts, for war to peace transitions, to empower
communities, organisations, and individuals for conflict transformation
and peacebuilding, to design and implement effective cease-fire and
peace processes, and to develop effective policy responses and
programmes for conflict transformation and post-war reconstruction,
rehabilitation, reconciliation, and healing.  

The PCTR is particularly relevant for senior to middle-range staff and
executive officers in national and international aid and development
organisations, field staff working in areas affected by violent conflict
and war or in post-war/violence situations, international diplomats,
national and local level politicians in countries affected by war and
conflict or with portfolios responsible for issues dealing with
peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and development policies, policy
makers, UN staff, people involved in grass-roots and community-based
peacebuilding, and practitioners of conflict transformation and

For more information or to apply please visit www.transcend.org or write
to Calina Resteman, Training Programme Coordinator at

Globalisation from below: strategies and actions for social
transformation and nonviolent struggle – learning from and building
local and global movements, April 18 – 22, 2005, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

An Invitation to solidarity struggles, social justice movements,
feminists and women’s organisations, unions, human rights workers, peace
activists,  and people’s movements from across the world.

The programme will be devoted to developing methods and strategies for
empowerment, mobilisation, transformation, nonviolence, and building of
movements, weaving together a network of organisations and practitioners
across continents.  globalisation from below is intended as a meeting
point, and an in-depth, intensive training programme for those engaged
in nonviolent movements and social struggles for people’s and community
rights, democratisation, peace, and social justice, drawing upon the
inspiration and lessons learned from people’s movements and struggles
around the world over the past 50 years – from the People’s Power
movement in the Philippines to the non-violent revolutions in Eastern
Europe and the former Soviet Union and the overthrow of political
apartheid in South Africa to the Living Democracy Movement in India, the
Assembly of the Poor in Thailand, the Landless Movement in Brazil, and
the World Social Forum.  

globalisation from below will bring together social justice and human
rights activists, social workers and organisers, and peace organisations
and movements from around the world creating a space for sharing of
experiences and training in skills and methods for practice – for local
and global struggles – learning from the legacy of non-violent 
movements from all continents, and developing and strengthening a global
network of committed social activists and non-violent practitioners. 

For more information or to apply please visit www.transcend.org or write
to Jasmina Francetic, Training Programme Coordinator at