THE MEDIATION WORKSHOP
Belgrade, September 24-26th, 2010
Center for Peace Studies-FPS and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung will organize a three-day workshop in Belgrade with Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the discipline of Peace Studies, and experienced mediator and educator, dedicated to the application of the Transcend method of conflict transformation.
The Transcend method of overcoming conflicts is unique in its approach because it places the highest emphasis on both/and outcomes, on human needs, in-depth analyses of conflicts, on dialogue ‘with persons, not with categories‘, and on constructive future. This means that the goal is not the ‘solution’ of the conflict, for that is too absolute, but transforming the conflict and making it more manageable by modifying the goals.
The Workshop will involve small group of graduate students, journalists, representatives of relevant ministries, NGO’s and the business world, that are dealing (in their fields) with conflicts or conflict situations. During the workshop, participants would be divided into mixed groups of 5-6. Each group would work on a
particular conflict, beginning with conflicts at the micro (personal) level and proceeding to conflicts at the meso (intra-state), macro (inter-state) and mega (regional and civilization) level.
The workshop will be held in Zira hotel, Ruzveltova 35, from 5 pm September 24th to 5 pm September 26th. The language of instruction will be English. Participation in all sessions will be required, without exceptions. Participation is free of charge; The participants will be provided with meals and refreshments but the organizers will not be able to cover any travel or accommodation expenses.
We are expecting applications from individuals working in academic field, medias, civil society organizations, governmental agencies or companies, that have a professional interest in conflict resolution methods.
The deadline for application is September 12th, 2010. The applicants should send a brief CV and 200 words essay on the way they are involved in working with conflicts and how they could benefit from participation in the Workshop.
Johan Galtung, the founder of the modern Peace Studies, was born in 1930 in Oslo, Norway. He holds two PhD, in Mathematics (1956) and Sociology (1957). Galtung is the founder of the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (1959), Journal of Peace Research (1964), and the TRANSCEND Peace University (1993). He received numerous honorary doctorates in social sciences and humanities, and prestigious awards such as: the Right Livelihood Award (1987), also known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, the first Morton Deutsch Award for conflict resolution (2001) and Norwegian Brage Prize for Literature (2000).
At the moment Johan Galtung is working as the director of the Transcend network www.transcend. org, the rector of the Transcend University and as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities around the world. For full biography, see:
Center for Peace Studies is a scientific-research center of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, founded in 2008. http://www.fpn.bg.ac.rs
The Workshop is organized thanks to the generous support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Regional Bureau in Belgrade. http://www.fes.rs
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+ 381 64 1473 179
+ 381 64 2444 828
The deadline for applications is September 12th.
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