The Conflict Transformation across Cultures-CONTACT program started in 1997 with fourteen participants. Today, CONTACT has hundreds of alumni from all over the world.
“When I was looking at the world map with my daughter, I discovered how great CONTACT was. I told her that I know people from everywhere. I know all these countries now, not only with names with its real people. CONTACT gave me the opportunity to know how they feel and think. Now, I look at the map and feel how great it is to know people from all over the world. —Waheed Zahran, Palestine
“My time in CONTACT enhanced my understanding of our humanity. Who are we? Where are we coming from? CONTACT enabled me to see where I am in the larger picture of humanity. Now, I’m a part of the greater community of peacebuilders. —Bisrat Abebe Bisrat, Ethiopia
Join the network!
Now Accepting Applications for Summer Peacebuilding Program Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation
At the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
Topics of Study: Conflict analysis and interventions, inter-communal dialogue, negotiation and mediation, peacebuilding and development, healing and reconciliation, peace education, training skills, issues of global relations, and more.
THE PARTICIPANTS: Human rights workers, non-profit and NGO middle and senior level managers, government employees, mental health professionals, educators, graduate students, etc. View profiles of previous participants and their testimonials.
THE FACULTY: A diverse team of international experts and active practitioners in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, including: Paula Green, EdD, USA; Tatsushi Arai, PhD, USA; Kevin Clements, PhD New Zealand, Baht Latumbo, MA Philippines, Joseph Sebarenzi, PhD, Rwanda. Susie Belleci, MA, USA, Paddy Moore, MA, USA, George Lakey, PhD, USA, Steven Botkin, EdD, USA, Jackie Ogega, PhD candidate, Kenya.
The Summer Peacebuilding Program (May 30-June 17, 2011) is a three graduate credits course that can be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation (Summer Peacebuilding + Distance learning from September 11-May 12) or integrated with one’s own program of study.
Application deadline: April 15, 2011.
Thank you for strengthening our network of peacebuilders.