Arcadia University IPCR Program Workshop Forums
Glenside, United States
About Arcadia University IPCR Workshop Forums:
Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) master’s program has received funding support from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
The funding enables Arcadia’s IPCR program to provide four informational workshop forums to the community at large at Arcadia’s campus located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. All forum workshops are free.
The forums take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle Mirror and Rose Rooms.
Monday, February 18: Alternatives to Violence
“Building Community through Transforming Power from Armenia to Zimbabwe”
Alternatives to Violence (AVP) workshops use the shared experience of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence.
Facilitators: Arcadia Professors John Noakes, Ph.D., Amy Cox, Ph.D., and Bill Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Monday, March 4: The Conciliation Project
“The Color Line: Healing the Traumatic Legacy of Racism in the Americas”
The Conciliation Project revolves around self-healing, and ethnographic research on the historic trauma and remnants of torn and tattered spirit. We are specifically interested in exploring the healing power of the arts through the use of Boalian community engagement (Theatre of the Oppressed) and transformative process.
Facilitators: Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Founder and Artistic Director of the Conciliation Project, and Ram Bhagat, Doctoral student in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University
Monday, April 8: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
“African Solutions to African Problems: Healing after the Rwandan Genocide”
Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). This program which was original developed in Rwanda and Burundi brings together people from both sides of a conflict (10 Tutsi and 10 Hutu in a workshop to restore normal relationships and begin a process of healing and reconciliation. http://agliffpt.org/Program/hroc.htm
Facilitators: Amy Cox, Ph.D., Theoneste Bizimana, Co-founder and coordinator of the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC)
Monday, May 6: Compassionate Listening
“Middle East: Leaning into Conflict through Listening with Compassion”
“Listening beneath the surface…In the Middle East it is difficult and often dangerous for Israelis and Palestinians to listen to each other. But many do and under very difficult and circumstances. Listeners know that under every act of violence is an unhealed wound. Compassionate listening reveals these wounds to both the listener and the speaker. It is a deeply healing process.” – Carol Hwoschinsky, former Training Director, The Compassionate Listening Project.
450 S. Easton Road
Arcadia University IPCR Program
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution program offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to develop an area of concentration within the discipline of international peace and conflict resolution, build an international network of contacts among the international conflict resolution community, and gain practical experience in the field. Students in this program don't just read about peace and conflict studies, they travel to key sites of international conflict and research real-world solutions.