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Empowering Peacemakers: SAIS Course in Bologna, Italy

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Who: Conflict Resolution Students
What: The Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Reconciliation
When: June 19 – July 17, 2010
Where: The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center in Bologna, Italy

In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 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. 

Co-Academic Coordinators:
Dr. I. William Zartman & Dr. P. Terrence Hopmann, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Sampling of Confirmed Faculty:
Ahmedou Oould-Abdallah – Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General for Somalia
Betty Bigombe – Chief Mediator between the LRA and the Government of Uganda
Jeffrey Mapendere – Sudan Country Director, Carter Center International Observation Program
John Marks – President, Search for Common Ground
Joyce Neu – Former Team Leader, UN Standby Team of Mediation Experts

Visit to learn more or call (202) 569-1634 for further information. The deadline for application materials is May 12th, but space is limited so apply early!

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