Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate program provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies, and practices in the different fields of peacebuilding ranging from peace mediation, conflict transformation, the role of gender to dealing with the past. Additionally, you acquire skills and tools to apply in conflict situations.
In this program you will:
- get a comprehensive overview of different fields of civilian peacebuilding.
- reflect critically on peacebuilding practices.
- link latest findings from research and best practices to your work.
- acquire practical peacebuilding skills and tools.
- lay the foundation for your next career step.
- exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.
Leading international scholars and experienced practitioners facilitate this program. Take a glance at some of the trainers of last year's program:
- Prof Laurent Goetschel, Political Science, University of Basel and Director, swisspeace
- Dr Dominik Balthasar, Sector Economist Peace & Fragility at KfW Development Bank
- Dr Julian Thomas Hottinger, Senior Mediator, Human Security Division, FDFA
- Dr Elizabeth Mesok, SNF PRIMA Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Basel & Associated Researcher, swisspeace
- Prof James Putzel, Professor of Development Studies, LSE
The CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials is offered annually and runs from September to August.
Apply by 31 August 2020.
More information under this link.