INCORE 11th International Summer School 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 20:00 to Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 20:00
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International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE)
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

INCORE 11th International Summer School 2010


INCORE at the University of Ulster wishes you to invite you to the 11th
International Summer School. The 2010 International Summer School will run
from 7th-11th June. The Summer School will be based on the historic Magee
Campus in the city of Derry/Londonderry, on the shores of Lough Foyle in
the north west of Northern Ireland, easily accessible by road, rail and

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The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to
analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution
and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace
and conflict studies and practice; participants are invited to compare,
contrast and learn from different perspectives. The School offers a unique
opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special
attention is given to how the experience and research of both
practitioners and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field
of conflict resolution, peacemaking, peacebuilding and reconciliation.

This year we are offering three courses to choose from:

* Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Lessons Learned from
Northern Ireland

This course will provide a unique opportunity to examine the trends,
opportunities and challenges that Northern Ireland faces in relation to
addressing the causes and consequences of conflict, state building, and
political, economic and social transformation. Northern Ireland has much
to share with other societies emerging from conflict and this intensive
focus on the lessons emerging from a post-accord society is a must for
policymakers, practitioners and academics with an interest in conflict
resolution and peacebuilding initiatives. The course will combine both
traditional lectures, guest speakers involved in peacemaking and
peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, and a case-study based approach. The
course will be facilitated by Prof Brandon Hamber and Grainne Kelly

* Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings

The course covers the basics of conducting evaluations of initiatives in
conflict-prone settings. The focus of the course is not limited to
peacebuilding initiatives, but applies to the evaluation of the full
spectrum of initiatives: development, humanitarian, private sectors,
community development, and so on. Similarly, the term "conflict-prone" is
broadly defined in the course. It can be applied to community work on
interface areas of inner-cities, or it can be applied to more
conventional, protracted, militarized conflicts. The course will be
facilitated by Dr Kenneth Bush (INCORE) and Colleen Duggan (IDRC).

* Interpersonal Reconciliation after Violent Political Conflict

This course explores some of the key challenges and dynamics of
reconciliation between people who have been directly involved in and/or
affected by violent political conflict. The focus will be on what has
aptly been described as the "heart of deep peacemaking and cultural
peacebuilding" (Ramsbotham), on reconciliation at the interpersonal level.
The course will be co-facilitated by former combatants and survivors of
the conflict in and about Northern Ireland, who have also become
experienced reconciliation practitioners on the islands of Ireland and
Great Britain and beyond. The course will be facilitated by Dr Wilhelm
Verwoerd (Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation), Alistair Little
(Irish Peace Centres) and Don Browne (Independent Facilitator).

Northern Ireland Programme

Alongside these modules, we also run the Northern Ireland programme to
provide participants with an opportunity to network with others, gaining a
deeper insight into into the causes and consequences of the conflict in
Northern Ireland. The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at the
University of Ulster will be running their Summer School entitled "Gender,
Conflict and Transition" in the same week as the INCORE Summer School, see
in the same week. Participants from the TJI Summer School will join INCORE
Summer School participants during the Northern Ireland Programme and for
social events.

Previous participants of the INCORE Summer School have included USAID,
European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International
Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping
Operations (DPKO) and others. The INCORE Summer School is recognised by
UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) Programme of
Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations, and may form part
of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO)
Programme. Visit for further details.




Tel: +44 (0) 28 7137 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 28 7137 5510
INCORE, University of Ulster, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road,
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL