We believe at INCORE that to build peace we need to make a real difference in society and individual lives. In 2016, our Summer School programme - now the Clinton International Summer School - will therefore focus directly on how peacebuilding can be enhanced by economic development.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, John Hume; President Clinton and Pat Hume. Derry/Londonderry 2013
The Clinton International Summer School at INCORE running from 17-24 June 2016 will provide a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and conflict studies and practice, participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives. Specifically, the School will seek in 2016 to to advance peacebuilding through positive change and economic development.
The programme will focus on building a new generation of global peacebuilders who can not only use the lessons from Northern Ireland peace process in their own contexts, but couple this with leadership, entrepreneurship and economic development. The Summer School will draw on a unique partnership of INCORE's conflict transformation skills and facilitators from Ulster Business School.
Group of previous INCORE Summer School attendees on the Derry~Londonderry Walls with (on left) Professor Brandon Hamber, director of INCORE and (on right) John Peto, Director of Education, The Nerve Centre.
This module will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to experience first-hand Northern Ireland's historical conflict and that region's continuing road to reconciliation, peace and prosperity. The students will be required to identify in advance a project that would improve the economic and social conditions in their home region. Our team will then work with you to develop your idea over the course of the week enhancing it and helping put social change into practice. For details see our website
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 18 MARCH 2015 FOR EARLY BIRD RATES
Alongside the course there will be opportunity for participants to network with others, gaining a deeper insight into the causes and consequences of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The full package includes a weekend course learning about Northern Ireland including field visits, tours of the Derry City Walls and the Giant's Causeway, as well as a Game of Thrones tour. The school also includes all meals, an opening buffet and a formal closing dinner on the Friday with Special Guest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, John Hume. For details on the package see our website.
Applications and Bursaries
We have a range of of full bursaries available including flights, food, accommodation and the course fee, as well as competitive rates for the course which are all inclusive for those not eligible for the bursary. To make your application or to find out more on our website.
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