Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation is a five day training programme focused on the role of mediation in managing and transforming political conflicts.
This masters-level course explores how people can develop trust and empathy with their adversaries, and how this can transform conflicts at local, regional, or state levels.
The programme offers a unique blend of theory and practice. It draws on cutting edge research in the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, including recent work on Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict. It also incorporates our interdisciplinary focus on Political Psychology to explore the role of emotions on crises and conflicts.
- How can individuals and societies transcend the historical memory of ethnic conflict and injustice?
- How can fragile peace agreements be implemented in communities torn apart by civil war?
- What methods and strategies are used by mediators and negotiators at local and regional levels?
- How can these be applied to international conflicts?
Who is it for?
- Students and researchers with specialist interests in International Relations and conflict transformation
- Early career practitioners with interests in the practical applications of mediation, negotiation and diplomacy
Academic Lead: Dr Tereza Capelos
Administrator: Indi Shambi