This micro-course identifies the importance of media and arts for peace, the critical role of creativity and storytelling, and how media and arts are utilized in post-conflict environments.
Course Overview & Key Objectives
Media and the Arts for Peace is an online, self-paced course that explores the impact of mainstream media, digital/social media, and the arts – live art, street art, music, dance, film, theater, etc. – on peace. Participants learn how these various media have been engaged to enrich public discourse, highlight civic responsibility and social justice, and tell the stories behind every conflict – stories that can be used to either dehumanize or humanize a conflict and the people behind it.
By the end of this micro-course, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Describe how media and the arts contribute to peacebuilding;
- Consider the impact media and the arts have on the individual and how that may influence peacebuilding;
- Identify the role media and the arts have in fostering a culture of peace; and
- Describe the role of media and the arts have in post-conflict societies.
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Discusses how media and arts contribute to peacebuilding.
Describes the influence media and the arts have on the individual and the importance of it.
Describes how creativity and storytelling can be strategies for peace.
Describes how those in the field have used Media and Arts to foster a culture of peace.
Explores how Media and Arts have been used in reconciliation processes, transitional justice, and in healing.
Assesses your understanding and retention of key terms, concepts, and ideas presented in this course.
Allows you to share what you have learned and read what others have learned from this course and how these skills and knowledge will impact the work we do.
Instructors and Guest Experts
- Honey Al Sayed, Co-Founder, Media and Arts for Peace, LLC
- Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, Brandeis University
- Dr. James Gordon, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
- Rama Mani, Peace and Security Specialist, Poet and Performance Artist
- Dr. Lisa Schirch, Senior Research Fellow, Toda Peace Institute