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INCORE e-Newsletter

INCORE Newsletter
Issue No: 1 - Oct/2012

Introduction

Welcome to our newsletter at this important time in the development of INCORE. Over the last few years INCORE has continued to expand its work in policy, practice, research, resource development and teaching. Below we offer some recent highlights.
 

Funding boost of Peace Chair

Funding boost of Peace Chair
A further £876,000 from the University of Ulster has been agreed for the John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace which will be based at INCORE. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett made the announcement at a gala event marking the centenary of Tip O'Neill's birth and celebrating John Hume's 75th birthday. The latest donations take the total funds pledged so far to the University for the £3 million endowed Chair in Peace Studies past the £2 million mark. The Chair will form part of the new INCORE Peace Initiative which will include the Chair, a Distinguished Global Peace Fellow, a Lesson-Learning Programme and Masters and PhD scholarships.

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New Innovative Masters Programme

New Innovative Masters Programme
A Masters programme in Peace and Conflict Studies has been running on the Magee Campus for 25 years with over 500 graduates to date. In September 2012 INCORE began a new updated programme, now an MSc. in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies. The programme offers students a unique opportunity to undertake a graduate programme characterized by academic excellence within the context of a vibrant and culturally rich society emerging from conflict. The 2012 programme has over 20 students and also includes a new stream focusing on children and conflict run in partnership with Belfast NGO Early Years.

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INCORE and Rotary Announce Global Peace Forum

INCORE and Rotary Announce Global Peace Forum
The Rotary Club of Londonderry is partnering with the University of Ulster's INCORE to host the 2013 Rotary Global Peace Forum in Derry~Londonderry. Registration for the May 2013 Forum were opened on the International Day of Peace 2012. The Forum aims to contribute to reconciliation, learning and assist those committed to peacemaking and peacebuilding throughout the world.

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New Research: Attitudes to Peace Walls

New Research: Attitudes to Peace Walls
In 2012 a research team based at the University of Ulster were funded by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to conduct research on Attitudes to Peace Walls. The aim of the research was to explore public awareness of and attitudes towards peace walls so that this information could feed into public debate and policy making. The research team was Dr Jonny Byrne, Dr Cathy Gormley-Heenan, and INCORE's Gillian Robinson. The report is available online.

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Online Research: Setting Reconciliation Priorities

The research report of the project "Progressing Good Relations and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland" conducted by Gráinne Kelly, INCORE's Policy Coordinator, is available online. The project explored the views of a range of political, community and business leaders about recent successes in building good relations as well as the outstanding challenges that remain in moving towards a 'shared and better future'.

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Online Resources: Hunger Strike Resources on CAIN

Hunger Strike Resources on CAIN
Previously secret records relating to the 1981 Hunger Strike are now available online. The documents have been added to the Conflict Archive on the INternet (CAIN) website, based at INCORE, as part of ongoing work between the University of Ulster and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). The archive was launched by Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carál Ní Chuilín.

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