Summer Peace Institute

UPEACE Summer Peace Institute

The University for Peace's Summer Peace Institute offers summer courses on current world issues related to peacebuilding and human security.  The course brings together a diverse international group of students with the purposes of inquiry and dialogue and to deepen their understanding of the changing landscape of contemporary international relations and sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills.

"The idea of the Summer Peace Institute is to bring together students from around the world for the purposes of dialogue on Human Security and practice in Peacebuilding. With the principles upon which UPEACE was founded, the rich worldwide diversity of its student body, and the many opportunities for field placement in Costa Rica, UPEACE has proven the ideal location for this initiative”, said Dr. Jerry Sanders, Former Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, one of UPEACE's first partners in this project.

Through lectures and interactive seminars, students are exposed to and have the chance to discuss foundational concepts, current controversies and case studies, as well as apply what they learn in the classroom by undertaking a research assignment and conducting an in-class presentation of their findings.

As a leader in the progress toward the human security/basic needs standards encompassed within the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Costa Rica offers an ideal setting for the study of sustainable peace and peacebuilding practice.

This course is being developed in conjunction with:

Upcoming Summer Peace Institute Courses

Session 1: Human Security and Sustainable Development Goals

Dates: 5-23 June 2017

Full Programme: Click here to see the full programme.

Requirements: Click here for Admissions requirements.

APPLY HERE.

 

Session 2: International Law of the Sustainable Development Goals

Dates: 5-23 June 2017

Full Programme: Click here to see the full programme.

Requirements: Click here for Admissions requirements.

APPLY HERE.