TRANSCEND Peace University - March Semester 2008


World’s First Peace online University

Johan GALTUNG, one of the founders of peace studies and of the TRANSCEND method for peaceful conflict transformation, the Rector of TPU, invites you to join students from all over the online world.

If you want to develop your skills in order to contribute to peace, TPU is the right place for you. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned government or NGO practitioner, we offer a range of skills and knowledge intensive courses, mostly online but with some onsite classes around the world. TPU offers a valuable collection of courses having internationally renowned professionals as resource persons. Please see the table for the offer of the next semester:

1. Advanced course on Peaceful Conflict Transformation
2. Building Peace Education
3. Conflict Care and Reconciliation
4. Democratization and Development
5. Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation
6. Difesa Popolare Nonviolenta
7. Gender, Peace Building and De-militarization
8. Missed Opportunities: Iraq and the Balkans
9. Non-violent Political Institutions
10. Non-violent Tools and Philosophy
11. Peace and Global Compact
12. Peace and Literature
13. Peace Business
14. Peace Journalism
15. Values for a comprehensive peace: Ethics for the 21st century
16. Peace Zones
17. Peace, Gender and Violence
18. Peace, Macrohistory and the Future
19. Peaceful Conflict Transformation
20. Peaceful Conflict Transformation in Russian
21. The Human Right to Adequate Food
22. Transformacion Pacifica de Conflictos
23. Transformarea paşnică a conflictelor: Metoda TRANSCEND
Start date: March 3rd, 2008 End date: May 23rd, 2008
Applications are received until February 22nd, 2008!

The cost for each intensive course is 200 Euro for participants coming from non-OECD countries and 400 Euro for residents of OECD member states.

TRANSCEND is a global PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT network of cooperating individuals and institutions concerned with conflict transformation by peaceful means and reducing structural violence. It works through action, education, dissemination, and research. The purpose of TPU, the educational arm of TRANSCEND, is to prepare participants with the knowledge and skills required for undertaking professional PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT work, emphasizing the creative transformation of conflicts through transcendence of the contradictions underlying conflicts. Quotation from Johan GALTUNG:

TRANSCEND is engaged in conflict transformation by peaceful means "To bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education, networking and research to handle conflicts with creativity, nonviolence and empathy". Mission statement for TRANSCEND is “Go Beyond”.


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Comment by Peter Kaloki on February 1, 2008 at 7:35pm
You have interesting courses at peace university which look quite helpful. I am interested in studying the linkages between climate change and conflict (latent or violent). Is there a course at peace university that this would fit into?.

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