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The USIP has a new Academy!

I’ve written about the USIP before.  Well Craig Selizer just sent around a post telling us about the new Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding associated with the Institute.

“The United States Institute of Peace has established the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding to prepare practitioners to work effectively in conflict zones abroad and to help decision-makers develop effective strategies to prevent and resolve conflicts.

In a rapidly evolving and often unstable global environment, many institutions, including the U.S. government, the UN, regional organizations (IOs), and dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are devoting resources to preventing conflict and to post-conflict operations. However, these organizations vary widely in the training they provide, and joint training opportunities are rare.

The USIP Academy is a professional education and training center offering practitioner courses on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Drawing on USIP’s twenty years of leadership in the field, these courses emphasize strategic thinking and practical skills. They include a mix of theory and practice, with a heavy dose of applied exercises, including case studies, simulations, and practical and small group exercises.

Participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds: U.S. government agencies, embassies and foreign ministries of international partners, international organizations, the nonprofit sector, the military, international development agencies, educational institutions, and others. Applicants should have at least 3-5 years of experience in their respective fields.”

USIPs Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

The course offerings look to be very good.

Imagine that, more and more experienced Washington professionals learning conflict management and peacebuilding skills!

Whoot!  🙂

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October 7, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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