IPSI: Be Part of the Excitement / Your Call to Action!

It’s an exciting time of year!  We are only ONE WEEK away from the March 26 financial aid deadline for IPSI’s 2012 Summer Symposiums in Bologna and The Hague.  As a passionate supporter of peacebuilding, please take these three simple actions right now to be part of the excitement by spreading the word in five minutes or less:  

  1. Social Media (one minute or less):  Post www.IPSInstitute.org with a status update like “Applications due for great training program for peacemakers” on www.facebook.com, www.twitter.com, and other social media sites you use.  Little effort, big impact! 
  2. Email your listervs (two minutes or less):  Are you in a google, yahoo, alumni, or other listserv group?  Cut and paste the email provided below into a new email and click “send.”  Easy!
  3. Decorate your space (two minutes or less):  We think our 2012 marketing flyer is pretty attractive!  If you think so too, print out three copies and decorate your space where others might see (i.e. your office, hallway, bulletin board, or dorm room). 


It is that simple!  By completing these three modest actions, you are ensuring that the best and the brightest train as the world’s frontline for peace.  Thank you again for your five minutes (or less)!





Email for Action Item #2:

Suggested Subject: Summer Peace & Security Trainings in Europe [Financial Aid Deadline in One Week]   


***For Immediate Distribution***


The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) brings together a broad range of critical actors from across the globe and trains them in the essential toolkits of skills needed to be effective leaders and communicators in conflict scenarios.  IPSI is currently accepting applications for two high-level trainings this summer in Europe:


Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation

When: June 16 - July 14, 2012

Where: Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center

Bologna, Italy

What: Training in international negotiation, mediation, facilitation, strategic nonviolent action, social entrepreneurship, project planning and design, trauma healing, and more; Training led by the globe's top academics and practitioners. 

Optional Academic Credit offered: M.A.

Financial Aid Application deadline: Monday, 26 March 2012

Standard Application Deadline: Monday, 23 April 2012

Webpage: http://ipsinstitute.org/bologna2012/



The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice

When: July 21 - August 18, 2012

Where: Clingendael Institute for International Relations

The Hague, The Netherlands

What:  Training in the skills necessary to holistically restructure a society after the cessation of violent conflict and/or authoritarian rule, as well as bring those responsible for human rights violations to justice; formal lectures, site visits to International Tribunals and Courts, and interactive simulations and workshops led by the field's top academics and practitioners. 

Optional Academic Credit offered: LLM

Financial Aid Application deadline: Monday, 26 March 2012

Standard Application Deadline: Monday, 14 May 2012

Webpage: http://ipsinstitute.org/the-hague-2012/


For any questions relating to IPSI’s 2012 Summer Training Symposiums, please contact IPSI at info@ipsinstitute.org or +202-375-7774.  You may also visit www.IPSInstitute.org to learn more. 

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