Participants will learn from leaders of the American Friends Service Committee community about specific moments, campaigns, and achievements in Quaker history centered on themes of movement building, addressing root causes of conflict, and the power of everyday people to create change.
This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
This course investigates various communication methods utilized by movements both internally and externally. We survey the impact of the internet, the arts, and digital technologies on both traditional and social/new media.
This course addresses the challenges and issues that arise after a civil resistance movement has won. How do movements sustain and build on the gains they have made?
Insightful analysis is essential to any conflict management process, from prevention to mediation to reconciliation. This course will help you understand the potential trajectories of a conflict situation so you can develop effective peacebuilding strategies.
This micro-course defines and describes conflict analysis processes and the ways in which they inform the development and implementation of peacebuilding programs. It presents the five main elements of USIP’s conflict analysis framework and describes how to ensure that one’s analysis is sensitive to the conflict and those impacted by it.
This introductory course provides an overview of conflict sensitivity and explains why organizations must institutionalize conflict sensitivity training and approaches. This course is relevant to anyone seeking to learn about conflict sensitivity, and we've developed the course materials with a broad and diverse audience in mind. However, most of the strategies we introduce are for peacebuilding project teams and organizations working in conflict-affected contexts.
This course aims to prepare individuals working in communities across the world for episodic or sustained intercultural interactions.
It is now more important than ever for practitioners working in fragile and conflict affected environments to justify the relevance and effectiveness of their programs to achieve a desired social change, particularly when resources are limited.
This micro-course, offered in partnership between USIP and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), presents an overview of essential principles in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice. It defines the process of crafting a theory of change and key data collection methods.