Monday, 7 April 2014

Victoria, Canada: International human rights, the Rule of Law & Cambodia’s Election Conflict: Bob Patterson & Catherine Morris | 23 April 2014

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Human Rights — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 14:33 PDT
Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Poster (.pdf)


Safeguarding the Independence and Integrity of the Bar, Courts and Tribunals

International Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Cambodia’s Election Conflict

Victoria April 23, 2014, noon to 1:15 pm
Barristers’ Lounge, Victoria Courthouse, 850 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC
No charge. A light lunch will be available (by donation).
CPD credit available for BC lawyers.

Co-sponsored by LRWC, ICJ and the Young Lawyers Victoria Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

Robert Patterson is a former Chief Electoral Officer (1990-2002) of British Columbia, has been the Head of Party for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Cambodia since 2010. He has also served with international electoral assessment and observation missions in Malawi, Ethiopia, Yemen, The Gambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Jamaica, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. In addition, he has served as advisor to electoral commissions in Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, Zambia and the Palestinian Territory. He will provide an overview of successes and challenges of his work with Cambodia’s government and National Election Committee (NEC) to improve election administration.

Catherine Morris is a Victoria lawyer, adjunct professor at University of Victoria Faculty of Law and a member of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC). She has been involved in conflict resolution or human rights missions in Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, Bolivia, Rwanda and Austria. She has represented LRWC at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. She will speak about LRWC’s work advocating for integrity of Cambodia’s legal system. Drawing on her work in Cambodia for the past two decades, she will discuss how lack of independence of lawyers, judges and other institutions in Cambodia is linked to persistent patterns of impunity for corruption and land-grabbing at the heart of discontent of Cambodia’s electorate.

Moderated by John Waddell, QC, a Victoria lawyer and member of the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Jurists in Canada.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CINERGY CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COACHING | Courses in 2014

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Friday, 11 April 2014 to Sunday, 13 April 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014 to Sunday, 27 April 2014

Monday, 28 April 2014 to Thursday, 1 May 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014 to Thursday, 15 May 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014 to Thursday, 30 October 2014

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COACHING

 

Conflict management coaching, also known as conflict coaching, is a specialized niche in the fields of coaching and conflict management.  It is a one-on-one technique in which a trained coach assists people to effectively manage specific disputes and to enhance their conflict management skills.

 

CINERGY® offers training by telecourse or in person workshops:

·       Telecourse – Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm Eastern from March 27-May 29, 2014

·       Ottawa, Canada – March 3-6, 2014

·       Baltimore, MD – March 20-22, 2014

·       Ottawa, Canada (French) – March 25-28, 2014

·       Plano, TX (Southern Methodist University) – April 11-13 & 25-27, 2014

·       Toronto, Canada – April 28-May 1, 2014

·       Arlington, VA – May 12-15, 2014

·       Arlington, VA – October 27-30, 2014

 

Workshops are also conducted in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and other parts of Europe.  For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/CINERGYworkshops.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development | May 21

Filed under: Conferences, Events — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 07:09 PDT
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 Wednesday, 21 May 2014 Thursday, 21 May 2015

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 May the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue in its resolution 57/249 and welcomed the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its thirty-first session on 2 November 2001 and also welcomed the main lines of the Action Plan for the implementation of the Declaration.

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Friday, 22 October 2010

This month’s events listed on online calendars | plus events upcoming in the future

Saturday, 1 February 2014 Saturday, 1 March 2014 Tuesday, 1 April 2014 Thursday, 1 May 2014 Sunday, 1 June 2014 Tuesday, 1 July 2014 Friday, 1 August 2014 Monday, 1 September 2014 Wednesday, 1 October 2014 Saturday, 1 November 2014 Monday, 1 December 2014

If you’re aware of another events calendars, please let us know. Feel free to send us your events for posting.

Peacemakers Trust

Peacemakers Trust | Reporting on Conflict
Upcoming Events (or see column at left)

Events listed on other online calendars

Alliance for Peacebuilding
Community Calendar

ADRhub.com
Conferences, Training events and General events

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR )
Conferences and Events

Conflict Resolution Conferences Worldwide
Calendar

Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Calendar of Events

mediate.com
Upcoming events in peace studies, conflict resolution and related field

US Institute of Peace
Events

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Liverpool, UK: Call for Papers – Conference ‘Arts, Peace and Conflict’, 2- 4 July 2014, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies

Filed under: Art of Peacework,Conferences, Events — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 14:11 PDT
Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 to Friday, 4 July 2014

 The Annual Conference on ‘Arts, Peace and Conflict’of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War andPeace Studies will be held on 2nd – 4th July, 2014.  This conference aims to examine the role of the artsin relation to conflict and peace from theoreticaland practical perspectives.

 Authors are invited to submit abstracts by Tuesday7th January 2014.

For more details, please visit  http://tutu.hope.ac.uk/newsevents/latestnews/callforpapers-annualconference2014artspeaceandconflict.html

                      

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Bologna, The Hague | International Peace and Security Institute | 2014 Summer Peacebuilding Trainings: Apply by 14 November to save money

Filed under: Conferences, Events — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 15:49 PDT
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Saturday, 5 July 2014 to Saturday, 9 August 2014

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Which Symposium is right for your career?


Bologna Symposium

5th Annual Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation 

When: July 5 – August 7, 2014

Where: Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center

What: Direct training by world leaders in  international negotiation, mediation, facilitation, strategic nonviolent action, social entrepreneurship, project planning and design, trauma healing, economics of peace, and more.

Why:  Graduate-level certificate course with continued training and high-level networking opportunities

Optional Academic Credits offered: M.A. Credits, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Who Should Apply: Exceptional professionals, graduate students, and highly accomplished undergraduates.

Webpage: www.ipsinstitute.org/bologna-2014/   

 


The Hague Symposium

2014 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice 

When: July 12 – August 9, 2014

Where: Clingendael Institute for International Relations

What:  Intensive training in the skills necessary to holistically restructure a post-conflict society, as well as serve justice to those responsible for human rights violations; formal lectures, site visits to International Tribunals and Courts, and interactive simulations and workshops.

Why: Graduate-level certificate course with continued training and high-level networking opportunities. 

Optional Academic Credits offered: LLM Credits, University of Leiden 

Who Should Apply: Exceptional professionals/lawyers, graduate students, law students, and highly accomplished undergraduates.

Webpage: www.ipsinstitute.org/the-hague-2014/ 

  

***To Learn More About IPSI and Apply Online, please visit www.IPSInstitute.org***

 

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Saturday, 6 August 2011

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People | 9 August

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Human Rights,Indigenous Peoples — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 11:10 PDT
Tuesday, 9 August 2011 Thursday, 9 August 2012 Friday, 9 August 2013 Saturday, 9 August 2014 Sunday, 9 August 2015

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.”

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Nashville USA: Strategic Evaluation of Nonviolent Civil Resistance | 16-23 August 2014 | Apply by 13 April

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Nonviolence — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 17:49 PDT
Sunday, 13 April 2014

Saturday, 16 August 2014 to Saturday, 23 August 2014

The James Lawson Institute
An Eight-Day Experience in Strategic Evaluation of Nonviolent Civil Resistance

August 16-23, 2014 | Nashville, Tennessee

In the 1960s, the Reverend James Lawson organized and led one of the most effective campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance in the 20th century: the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins for the US Civil Rights Movement. In the years that followed he was involved in strategic planning of numerous other major campaigns and actions and was called “the mind of the movement” and “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The US Civil Rights movement, the US Labor movement in the 1930s, the women’s suffrage movement, the anti-nuclear movement, and other movements in North America and abroad in the decades since did not just engage in activism. They organized people, mobilized them by the millions, and galvanized participation from a broad cross section of society. Collectively, these movements provide a model for how nonviolent change can be organized to win rights, justice and change in very adverse conditions.

The James Lawson Institute (JLI) looks at these past movements, and numerous contemporary ones around the world, from a strategic perspective, and engages participants in depth about a wide variety of aspects of organizing and activism in North America. It is a structured seminar to discuss what kinds of strategies, tactics and practices are effective for people organizing movements and waging civil resistance campaigns.

TOPICS COVERED:

Topics to be discussed include:

  •    The Current State of North American Organizing and Activism
  •    The Core Dynamics of Nonviolent Civil Resistance
  •    Movement Formation, Sustainability, and Coalition Building
  •    Strategy, Tactics, and Planning
  •    Movement Language and Media
  •    Managing Repression, Radical Flanks, and Maintaining Nonviolent Discipline

The content is a mixture of theory and practice and is based on the experiences of numerous activists and organizers around the world as well as leading scholarship in the field of social movement and civil resistance. The daily schedule usually includes two presentations and two exercises, as well as an evening program. We will learn from case studies, theoretical frameworks, participant exercises, planning tools, academic research, and each other.

Sessions will be facilitated by James Lawson and the advisors and staff of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).

 

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Baar, Switzerland: International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue | 17-27 August 2014 | Application deadline 30 June

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Dispute resolution and negotiation,Religion and peacebuilding — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 06:44 PDT
Monday, 30 June 2014

Sunday, 17 August 2014 to Wednesday, 27 August 2014

International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue
Institute for Peace and Dialogue, IPD.
Baar, Switzerland
17-27 August 2014.

To register SA, complete the application form and send by email with your passport page (only photo page) to fhuseynli [at] ipdinstitute.ch by 30 June, 2014. See http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2014/

Participants from all over world countries who working in State Organs, INGOs, IOs, Companies, Universities or Individual Researchers and who are interested on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, intercultural-interfaith dialogue, mediation, negotiation etc. related topics are welcome to join our coming summer academy.
If you have any questions feel free to email fhuseynli [at] ipdinstitute.ch.

SOME USEFUL LINKS ON SA:
IPD SA Experts & Topics – http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2014/Experts-Topics-2014/
IPD SA Baar, Switzerland 2014 – http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2014/
IPD SA Vienna, Austria 2013 – http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2013/Photo-Gallery-2013/
Summer Academy location Baar Region- http://www.baar.ch/de/englishsites/livingbaar/
or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85fKvItapOo

Fakhrinur HUSEYNLI
Director of Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IDP
Address: Schachenstrasse 36,
CH-6010 Kriens, Switzerland
E-mail: fhuseynli [at] ipdinstitute.ch
www.ipdinstitute.ch

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Birmingham, UK: Strengthening Policy and Practice Training Course. Responding to Conflict | 19-24th October 2014

Filed under: Conferences, Events — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 07:57 PDT

Sunday, 19 October 2014 to Friday, 24 October 2014

Strengthening Policy and Practice Training Course - Responding to Conflict

Dates: 19-24th October 2014

Location: Birmingham, UK

 Course fee: £1100 (includes full board accommodation from the evening of 19th – afternoon of 24th October)

Course description

 Strengthening Policy and Practice: meeting the challenges of working in complex environments isdesigned to draw on the experience and practice ofparticipants, working in development, humanitarianaid or peacebuilding to influence internal policiesand programmatic approaches. The course will  identify how organisations can strive to balancetheir organisational mandate with the demands ofworking in complex and rapidly changing politicalcontexts.

Course aims

 The course will enable participants to contribute todeveloping constructive organisational andprogrammatic policies that will guide practicalresponses in the development, humanitarian andpeacebuilding fields. It will draw on the experience of participants and tutors to examine the key issues  that are emerging from field-based work.                   

Course objectives

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of their work,  from a conflict transformation perspective
  •  apply appropriate  conflict analysis to their own organisational contexts
  •  explore the relationship between organisational policy and practice in situations ofinstability, conflict or violence
  •  examine issues relating to aid and conflictin order to develop conflict sensitive policies for  their organisations
  •  consider the key policy and practice issues relating to the prevention of violent conflict and of building peace
  •  strengthen their competence to contribute  pro-actively to the development of appropriate policies and best practices in their organisation/institution for working in environments affected by conflict or violence

 Suitable for

 This course is for staff of international andnational agencies and those with advisory andmanagement responsibility for emergency, relief,development, and peacebuilding programmes. It isparticularly relevant for those engaged in theplanning and implementation of field-basedprogrammes, and those concerned with developing  policies for appropriate responses in complexpolitical emergencies.

 For more information about the course and to apply,  please visit  www.respond.org or contact courses [at] respond.org

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

November 11 | Martin of Tours: Patron Saint of Concientious Objectors

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Religion and peacebuilding — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 08:18 PDT
Sunday, 11 November 2012 Monday, 11 November 2013 Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis), (Savaria, Pannonia {now Szombathely, Hungary}, 316 – November 8, 397 in Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul {central France}; buried November 11, 397, Candes, Gaul) was a Bishop of Tours whose shrine became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Communist monasteries in Nepal. Around his name much legendary material accrued and he has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Roman Catholic saints. He is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe, given his association with both France and Hungary.[2]

While Martin was still a soldier at Amiens he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. He was at the gates of the city of Amiens with his soldiers when he met a scantily dressed beggar. He impulsively cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with the beggar. That night he dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak Martin had given away. He heard Jesus say to the angels: “Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clad me.” (Sulpicius, ch 2) ..

The dream confirmed Martin in his piety and he was baptized at the age of 18.[3] He served in the military for another two years until, just before a battle with the Gauls at Worms in 336, Martin determined that his faith prohibited him from fighting, saying, “I am a soldier of Christ. I cannot fight.” He was charged with cowardice and jailed, but in response to the charge, he volunteered to go unarmed to the front of the troops. His superiors planned to take him up on the offer, but before they could, the invaders sued for peace, the battle never occurred, and Martin was released from military service.[4]

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Martin Luther King Day | Third Monday in January

Filed under: Conferences, Events,Human Rights,Religion and peacebuilding — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 07:00 PDT
Monday, 21 January 2013 Monday, 20 January 2014 Monday, 19 January 2015 Monday, 18 January 2016 Monday, 16 January 2017

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