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Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) Degree, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada -- Final Call for Applications

Master of Peace and Conflict StudiesConrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo Final call for applications: Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) Degree, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program offers students a vibrant, interdisciplinary program focussed on the potential of civil society to advance peace. Students are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to build peace…See More
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DIRECTORMSCU CENTRE FOR PEACE ADVANCEMENT The Director of the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) will provide leadership for this new Centre within Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo. The Centre will be comprised of faculty, staff, graduate students, affiliate and partner organizations, researchers, and community mobilizers. The Centre’s core activities will be research, training, and community engagement. The Director will…See More
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Final call for applications: Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) Degree, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program offers students a vibrant, interdisciplinary program focused on the potential of civil society to advance peace. Students are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to build peace through principled advocacy, effective programming, and dynamic engagement with the state and marketplace. Applications for Fall 2013 admission are due February 1. We welcome Canadian and International students who are interested in studying…See More
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Nathan C. Funk, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College, with previous appointments at the American University School of International Service and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. His writings on international conflict resolution, Canadian Middle East policy, and the role of cultural and religious factors in peacemaking include two co-edited volumes, Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam (2001) and Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West: A Pioneering Call for Arab-American Understanding (2004), and Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East (2009). He has lived in the Middle East and South Asia, designed internet courses on peace and conflict resolution, and contributed to research and training projects at the United States Institute of Peace. He presently serves as a board member for Peacebuild: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network and for Project Ploughshares.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East; life experience in (but little expertise on) Nepal
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Canada
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Research
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East, coauthored with Abdul Aziz Said. Lynne Rienner Publications (Boulder, CO, 2009).

Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West: A Pioneering Call for Arab-American Understanding, coedited with Betty Sitka (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004).

Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice, coedited with Abdul Aziz Said and Ayse S. Kadayifci (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001).

“Religious and Cultural Dimensions of Peacemaking,” Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2007); http://www.plowsharesproject.org/journal/.

“Transforming Islamic-Western Identity Conflict: A Framework for Strategic Engagement,” International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2007), pp. 23-51.

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At 8:57pm on January 9, 2012, David Crier said…

The Arc

 The arc A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State produced by the Rand Corporation. It is a giant leap in the right direction into finding a peaceful solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis. It is a ten year plan to develop the West Bank one day connecting it to Gaza. It addresses many of the problems the people of Palestine face in forming a viable state. Only with a prospers Palestinian society that resembles the society of the State of Israel will the people of both societies have any real security. 

They spent more than 3 million dollars and four years in the development of this plan. It is a thirty-three billion dollar plan over ten years that addresses the Palestinian issues of transportation, housing, education, commerce, justice and the contiguity of the State of Palestine. It is a very comprehensive plan creating a clear image of a much better way of life for the Palestinian people. Restoring their dignity and hope for a better future for their children is the best first steps towards peace.

This is the link to an 8 minute and 35 minute video outlining the Arc.The Arc: A Formal Structure For a Palestinian State | RAND 

http://www.rand.org/multimedia/video/2008/08/26/the_arc.html 

Here is a link to the Rand Corporation’s web page to the Arc Reach Brief. There is a link to the full outline version of the Arc at the bottom of the page.

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State | RAND  http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9119/index1.html

These are two links of Doug Sulsman presentation of the Arc at the J Street YMCA New York, NY.  

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 1.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DMHSDPLS4 

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 2.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztM-9O1KBQg&feature=related

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. The Arc is the way for long term peace to become a reality in the Palestinian/Israeli crisis. The challenges are to make the Arc a reality that more people can see, as well as working out the full implementation of the Arc’s plan. The earlier more people get behind a plan like the Arc the sooner it could become a reality. Everyone should write to their elected representatives letting them know about the Arc and your support of the plan. Who could not support such a plan of a way to peace as the arc. Global Crier 

At 10:47pm on August 14, 2010, Nasir Shoaib Shah said…
As a student of International Relations, I wish to join you as a friend. Your expertise will definitely help me to understand the issues.
At 1:46am on November 15, 2008, PETER said…
Thank so much Professor Nathan Funk.The information you have given me is of vital significance.In case of any enquiry,I will get back to you.

Cheers,
Peter.
At 8:41pm on November 14, 2008, PETER said…
Dear Nathan Funk,
Thank you so much for your information.It is very helpful.I pleased to inform you that your information has had a very strong impact on my future PHD.Iam very delighted to know that there is a PHD in Global Governance. After finishing my masters in peace and conflict study in Germany, I think I will have enough of peace and conflict staff and it would be better to pursue a PHD in Global governance.Diversity is sometimes good. I have a strong conviction to study global governance at Waterloo.Please send me a link that would give me more information about Global governance PHD at Waterloo.What is your advice about my idea? Thanks and God bless you.
At 12:18am on November 14, 2008, PETER said…
Dear Nathan Funk,
Thanks for the great work that you are doing.Iam a Kenyan student pursuing my masters in peace and conflict studies in Germany.I hope and wish to pursue my phd in peace and conflict studies in Canada after finishing my masters in sep.2009.I would request you to send me any links to universities offering phd in degrees /scholarships in peace and conflict studies in canada.I will be very grateful for your assistance.Does your university offer PHD in peace and conflict studies?Thanks

Yours,
PETER.
At 4:16am on September 16, 2008, Nathan Funk said…
Pleased to meet you, Andrew. I'm quite happy to be joining this network.

Peace,

Nathan Funk
At 2:14pm on September 15, 2008, Andrew Sambou said…
Thank very much for joying this site
At 2:13pm on September 15, 2008, Andrew Sambou said…
Good morning Nathan Funk ,

How are you ? I am very happy to meet you in this side . As a third year student at the University of the Gambia . I am doing my BA in Development and Marketing . I am interested to be your friend . To share more ideas on the Peace and Conflict.
Thank very much in advance
Andrew Sambou
 
 
 

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