INCORE Summer School 22-26 June 2015.
INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity
to analyse 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.
School offers a unique opportunity to create links between theory,
practice and policy. Special attention is given to how the experience
and research of both practitioners and academics can impact upon
policy makers within the field of conflict resolution, peacemaking,
peacebuilding and reconciliation.
Previous participants have included USAID, European Union DG External
Relations, UK Department for International Development, World Food
Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and
“ Open, friendly, diverse and engaging”
“I needed this imersion experience into another conflict
area and in the academic field.....it gave me the space to
reflect and learn
INCORE Summer School is recognised by the Peace Operations Training
Institute, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In
Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme. Visit http://www.peaceopstraining.org for
The Summer School ran from 22-26 June 2015.
We offered two courses:
- Social Innovation, Technology and Peacebuilding
(Facilitated by Professor Brandon Hamber, Dr Stephen Ryan and John Peto)
New technologies are not only becoming critical to campaigns aimed at social change (both negative and positive change), but are increasingly being used in the peacebuilding and human rights field (e.g. UN early warning systems, mapping conflicts, education). This module will describe and evaluate the impact of new technologies on the nature of violence and the pursuit of peace. It will provide participants with a thorough and critical understanding of the impact that new technologies have had/will have on peace strategies, peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The module is run in partnership with the Nerve Centre and run under the auspice of the newly launched PeaceTechLab (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBknWcDBndI). The module will include not only a theoretical background to key issues, but hands on work in the FabLab at the Nerve Centre crafting and building new projects, concepts and ideas using state of the art equipment. A discrete element will then guide learners through the practicalities of commercialising an idea and making it market ready as a entrepreneurial undertaking. The module will appeal to anyone with an interest in peacebuilding and technology, or those from a technology background interested in how technology can contribute to social good. At the same time, the module does not require specific technology skills. Practical work will be tailored to your level of experience and knowledge.
and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland
(Facilitated by Dr Brendan Lynn and Grainne Kelly)
This module is aimed specifically at undergraduates or individuals with less knowledge of the Northern Ireland conflict interested in exploring the lessons from Northern Ireland in terms of peacemaking and peacebuilding. Through a series of lectures and workshops with INCORE staff and invited speaker,s participants will be able to examine some of the key themes and issues for themselves. The subject matter to be covered will include an introduction to conflict transformation and peacebuilding theory; peacemaking and the new political disposition in Northern Ireland; justice, truth and reconciliation; segregation, sectarianism and its impact; victims, survivors, and commemoration; the role of personal accounts or testimonies in peacebuilding, and public opinion and attitudinal change in Northern Ireland.