Current Education InitiativesA Practical Handbook for Peace-building in The Arab World: Translating and Distributing The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2006)
Edited by Morton Deutsch, Peter T. Coleman, and Eric Marcus, this handbook gathers essential knowledge about the origins and effective resolution of conflict; and providing materials on violence, justice, cooperation, social change, models of practice for training, mediation, and approaches for developing conflict resolution skills. We are currently translating the book into Arabic, since materials in Arabic addressing topics related to conflict and conflict resolution are scarce, and organizing to distribute it at low cost or no cost to universities, NGOs, and others working for peace in Arab-speaking countries. Our staffs' knowledge in both conflict resolution and in Arabic language and culture will assure a translation that is both accurate and culturally relevant and sensitive.
Genocide Prevention Institute
We are currently involved in co-designing and facilitating an Institute for Genocide Prevention with our colleague Andrea Bartoli. This is a five-year-long advanced education and training program on the prevention of genocide for mid-level government career personnel who have exhibited leadership potential from within the 192 UN member states. The program aims to inspire dedicated government leaders from around the world and equip them with the knowledge and skills to be effective agents for the prevention of genocide. The first of its kind, the program brings together diverse young leaders-'"diplomats, intelligence, military, and human rights officers-'"for intensive, participatory training through week-long workshops in , followed by confidential, interactive sessions.
Translating Conflict/Peace Research for Decisions-makers
The objective of this joint initiative with Columbia University's Earth Institute is to communicate current findings from social science research on conflict resolution and peace to key leaders and policy-makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations. The project will initially involve a series of meetings with decision-makers and social scientists, and will work to establish regional and international networks to facilitate information-sharing on cutting-edge ideas and methods for constructive conflict resolution.