Rotary peace center at chula

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The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University was established in 2004 to provide a three month, professional development certificate program twice annually to individuals currently working in related fields. Sessions run from January-April and June-August each year with a maximum of 25 Rotary Peace Fellows in each session. [edit] Coursework Curriculum

The eleven week curriculum is an intensive course designed to give fellows a comprehensive overview of the peace studies and conflict resolution field. Centered on the core themes of conflict analysis and mapping, conflict tracking, conflict transformation, and peace building, the course seeks to provide fellows with a solid theoretical understanding of these concepts. In addition, the curriculum offers its fellows a key set of practical tools for conflict resolution and peace building which fellows can use once they return to their communities. By building and strengthening a capable and dedicated network of peace builders who graduate from this program, the Rotary Center hopes to make a lasting contribution to peace in communities across the globe.

The course is divided into 4 modules, with at least 2 field studies interspersed.


Module 1: Concepts and Values of Peace and Conflict Studies – an introduction to peace and conflict studies which focuses on the theories, values, and concepts of the field

Module 2: The Diagnosis and Analysis of Conflict – an in-depth look at conflict analysis, including the diagnosis and assessment of conflict as well as peace interventions.

Module 3: Conflict Resolution Skills, Approaches, and Strategies – focuses on concrete skills and strategies for conflict resolution such as negotiation, mediation, and communication

Module 4: Conflict Transformation and Building a Sustainable Peace – examines ways in which conflict can be transformed to peace, and how peace can be sustained with the participation of various stakeholders in society.

Field Studies

Field Study 1: Conflict Analysis – occurs between Modules 2 and 3 and allows fellows to practice their conflict analysis skills through investigating current conflicts in Thailand.

Field Study 2: Post Conflict Reconstruction – occurs in the midst of Module 4 and allows fellows to investigate a post conflict reconstruction setting and examine the roles of various actors in the process.