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Previous Summer Schools


Previous Summer Schools have involved a varied range of cutting edge courses and internationally renowned facilitators. The School has attracted participants from every continent in the world. UN staff, academics, NGO practitioners, policy advisors, community workers, local government advisors and military representatives are just a few examples of the backgrounds of representatives to date. For a more detailed list of previous participants, please click on the Past Participants Page

Below are brief details of previous Summer Schools:

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2010


COURSES
FACILITATORS
Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Lessons Learned from Northern Ireland.
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Director, INCORE
  • Gráinne Kelly
    Policy/Practice Coordinator, INCORE

Interpersonal Reconciliation after Violent Conflict

 

  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
  • Alistair Little
  • Don Browne

Glencree Sustainable Peace Network (GSPN)

Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings
  • Kenneth Bush
    INCORE.
  • Colleen Duggan
    IDRC

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2009


COURSES
FACILITATORS
Peacemaking and Peacebuilding: Exploring the Lessons Learned from Northern Ireland.
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Director, INCORE
  • Gráinne Kelly
    Policy/Practice Coordinator, INCORE

Interpersonal Reconciliation after Violent Conflict

 

  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
  • Alistair Little
  • Don Browne

Glencree Sustainable Peace Network (GSPN)

Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Margie Buchanan-Smith
    Oxford Brookes University.

From the 2009 evaluations, INCORE discovered that 100% of participants regarded the Summer School as a positive experience, 100% would recommend the event to their friends and colleagues, and 95% agreed that the experience would enhance their job performance.

Below are some of the comments received from 2009 participants:

          

‘For the first time in years I’ve felt as if I’ve been given tools and insights valuable for my work; that working for peace is a ‘messy’ business where everyone needs to find their journey, their terms. The story telling has opened up a new world to me.’

‘I felt the INCORE staff very committed, friendly and helpful. Thank you!’

‘Course facilitators were excellent and very professional. Took time to listen to queries and responded/ tailored course to suit specific requirements/ interests.’

‘A life changing week which has given me a vision in which to progress. This will come back with me to my community.’


 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2008

INCORE ran its 9th Annual International Summer School from 16-20 June 2008. 
42 people (from 15 different countries) attended the following modules:


COURSES
FACILITATORS
Reconciliation
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Research Director, INCORE, and a consultant to and co-founder of the Office of Psychosocial Issues based at the Free University, Berlin
  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
    Programme Co-ordinator of the Ex-combatants Programme at the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation in Ireland.

Journeys Out: Transitioning from a post-settlement to a post-conflict society

 

  • Helen Lewis
    Policy Practise Director, INCORE, University of Ulster.
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Margie Buchanan-Smith
    Oxford Brookes University.

From the 2008 evaluations, INCORE discovered that 97% of participants regarded the Summer School as a positive experience (3% unsure), 97% would recommend the event to their friends and colleagues, and 84% agreed that the experience would enhance their job performance.

Picture of 2007 Attendees

Pictured are the 2008 Summer School participants along with INCORE
academics and module facilitators
at the closing dinner.


Below are some of the comments received from 2008 participants:

          

“A fantastic networking experience and has to a point refocused me in my research”

“Brilliant”

“Gave me a lot of HOPE to continue working towards a non-violent society”

“The Summer School brought me out of my work situation, introduced me to new people and new concepts, and is returning me with more knowledge and more energy”

“International workshop like study experience on peace-building in family-like atmosphere”

“Inspiring and rejuvenating”

“Inspiring – supportive – helped to consolidate existing knowledge – fill in some gaps – establish the existing grey areas in this field of knowledge”

“A learning experience with great networking opportunities”

“Humbling, inspiring and educational”


 

INTERNATIONAL Summer School 2007
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Reconciliation
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Research Director, INCORE, and a consultant to and co-founder of the Office of Psychosocial Issues based at the Free University, Berlin
  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
    Programme Co-ordinator of the Ex-combatants Programme at the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation in Ireland.

Managing Peace Processes

 

  • Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan
    INCORE Associate, Lecturer at the University of Ulster.
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Margie Buchanan-Smith
    Oxford Brookes University.

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2006
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Reconciliation
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Research Associate of the Belfast-based think-tank, Democratic Dialogue, and a consultant to and co-founder of the Office of Psychosocial Issues based at the Free University, Berlin
  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
    Programme Co-ordinator of the Ex-combatants Programme at the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation in Ireland.

Managing Peace Processes
  • Paul Arthur
    INCORE Associate. Director of MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster.
  • Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan
    INCORE Associate, Lecturer at the University of Ulster.
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Margie Buchanan-Smith
    Oxford Brookes University.

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2005
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Reconciliation
  • Dr Brandon Hamber
    Research Associate of the Belfast-based think-tank, Democratic Dialogue, and a consultant to and co-founder of the Office of Psychosocial Issues based at the Free University, Berlin
  • Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd
    Programme Co-ordinator of the Ex-combatants Programme at the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation in Ireland.

Managing Peace Processes
  • Paul Arthur
    INCORE Associate. Director of MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster.
  • Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan
    INCORE Associate, Lecturer at the University of Ulster.
Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Margie Buchanan-Smith
    Oxford Brookes University.

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2004
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Track Two Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

  • Rob Ricigliano
    Director of the Peace Studies program and Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Sue Williams
    Mediator and trainer in conflict transformation

Managing Peace Processes
  • Paul Arthur
    INCORE Associate. Director of MA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of Ulster.

Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Emery Brusset
    Director of Channel Research. Evaluation consultant - conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, human rights.
  • Cheyanne Church
    Director of Institutional Learning and Research at Search for Common Ground in Washington DC

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2003
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Second Track Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

  • Rob Ricigliano
    Director of the Peace Studies program and Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Sue Williams
    Mediator and trainer in conflict transformation

Managing Peace Processes
  • Mari Fitzduff
    Professor of Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster and Director of INCORE

Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
  • Judith Large
    Consultant and Practitioner in conflict analysis and intervention strategies
  • Cheyanne Church
    Director of Institutional Learning and Research at Search for Common Ground in Washington DC


Policy Plenaries
:
TOPICS
SPEAKERS
‘Policing and Justice’


  • Nuala O'Loan,
    Police Ombudsman
    Country of Origin - Northern Ireland
‘Engaging in Governance: The Challenges of Political Cooperation’
  • Mark Durkan
    (former Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland Assembly)
    Country of Origin - Northern Ireland

‘Warlords v Peacelords’
  • INCORE Research project presentation by Gordon Peake and Cathy Gormley-Heenan
    Country of Origin - Northern Ireland



INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2002
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Post Conflict Situations – Dealing with the Past

  • David Becker
    Managing Director of the International Academy for Innovative Education, Psychology and Economy (INA), Free University of Berlin
    Country of Origin - Germany

  • Brandon Hamber
    Clinical Psychologist and an Honorary Fellow at the School of Psychology, Queens University Belfast
    Country of Origin – South Africa

Managing Peace Processes
  • Mari Fitzduff
    Professor of Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster and Director of INCORE
    Country of Origin – Republic of Ireland

Religion and Conflict
  • Rabbi Marc Gopin
    Associate Professor of International Diplomacy at the Fletcher School for Law, Tufts University, USA
    Country of Origin - USA

  • Joseph Liechty
    Programme Co-ordinator and lecturer in Reconciliation Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin
    Country of Origin - USA



Policy Plenaries:
TOPICS
SPEAKERS
‘The problems governments face in developing community relations policies – an international perspective’


  • Clem McCartney
    Independent Consultant
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland
‘Policy impact from a research and NGO perspective’
  • Cheyanne Church
    Policy and Evaluation Director, INCORE
    Country of Origin - Canada

  • Chris O’Donnell
    Project Officer, INCORE
    Country of Origin - USA

‘Policy Structures in Northern Ireland’
  • Maureen Hetherington
    Community Relations Officer, Derry City Council
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

  • Tony McCusker
    OFM/DFM, Castle Buildings Stormont
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2001
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Post Conflict Situations – Dealing with the Past

  • Brandon Hamber *
    Clinical Psychologist and an Honorary Fellow at the School of Psychology, Queens University Belfast
    Country of Origin – South Africa

Psychological Approaches to Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • Tony Gallagher
    Professor of Education at Queens University Belfast
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

The Challenges and Contradictions of Development and Conflict
  • Stephen Jackson
    Director of the International Famine Centre, National University of Ireland, Cork
    Country of Origin – Republic of Ireland


  • Abikok C. Riak
    Peace and Conflict Advisor, World Vision Region Disaster Management Office, Philippines
    Country of Origin - Kenya

*Assisted by:

  • Paul Arthur, Professor at the School of History, Philosophy and Politics, at University of Ulster, Jordanstown
  • Angela Hegarty, Senior Lecturer in Law at University of Ulster, Magee
  • Maureen Hetherington, Community Relations Officer, Derry City Council
  • Duncan Morrow, Lecturer in Politics Department, University of Ulster
  • Marie Smyth, Institute for Conflict Research, University of Ulster
Northern Ireland Thematic Panels:
TOPICS
SPEAKERS
Background to the Northern Ireland Conflict


  • Dr Martin Melaugh
    Project Manager, Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) located at INCORE
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

The Problems of Law and Order in Northern Ireland’
  • Michael Doherty
    Stairway Transformation Consultants
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

  • Peter Sheradon
    Strand Road Police Station
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

Women, Politics & Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland
  • Barbara McCabe
    Ulster People’s College
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland

  • Robin Whittaker
    Spokesperson for Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
    Country of Origin - Canada

 

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2000
COURSES
FACILITATORS
Psychological Approaches to Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Resolution

  • Tony Gallagher
    Professor of Education, Queens University Belfast
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland
  • Marc Howard Ross
    William R. Kenan Jr Professor of Political

Public Order, Policing and Managing Ethnic Conflict
  • Dominic Bryan
    Lecturer at the Institute of Irish Studies, Queens University Belfast
    Country of Origin – England

  • Neil Jarman
    Assistant Director, Community Development Centre, Belfast
    Country of Origin – England


Thematic Panel :
TOPICS
SPEAKERS
Background and Analysis of the Northern Ireland Conflict


  • John Darby
    Visiting Professor at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame
    Country of Origin – Northern Ireland


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