IPD Summer Academies August, 2019

IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs for 2019, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the 1 or 2 days Basel Global Peace Conference, 10- or 20-day Summer Academy or the 3-Month Research Program, which may be combined with the 10- or 20-day Training + Conference participation, depending on the filled application.

Participants will have access to expert knowledge and hands-on experience as all our facilitators are specialists with years of experience academically and professionally in their respective fields. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed.

With several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states, community and people, all efforts towards a peaceful co-existence and for the sake of better human welfare must be harnessed. Moreover, given the rapid changes with regards to conflict dynamics, particularly those within the field of conflict studies, it is imperative that one remain abreast with the latest developments. Conflicts differ depending on the context, each facing its own unique challenges. 

The global challenges faced by all nations are numerous: terrorist acts; illegal arming of conflict sides; re-drawing of borders and establishing new countries in the world map; non-providing territorial integrity; trafficking of arms, drugs, and humans; disputes on the implementation of transnational energy projects and sharing natural sources; democratization and false elections; revolution and internal political conflicts; armed guerrilla movements; human rights violations and discrimination by nationalists; world economic crises; climate change and endangered biodiversity; etc.

Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations, states, companies, communities and organisations. Without mutual cooperation, respect and understanding, the future lasting prosperity of the world and communities remains a pipe dream. Through consideration of peaceful behaviour and engagements, we can make decisions based on the belief that opportunities for conflict resolution and forgiveness are possible

– Even if parties privy to the conflict are of differing opinions, solutions can be found through building on common values and fostering collective decision making.

– If hostile behaviour escalates, all sides lose.

– Protracted conflicts endanger the development and prosperity of conflict parties. 

– Any effort towards dialogue, mediation and negotiation should always be encouraged.

We strongly believe that philosophy of peace being and mutual understanding a collaborative efforts at any level of human interaction. Our previous experience shows that via learning and earning knowledge about conflict resolution, mediation, leadership, human rights, intercultural dialogue and sustainable security gives every human being from all the sectors wide network, stimulus, energy and skills to create more peaceful and friendly environment where s/he works, lives and active.

We bring together Academicians, State, Private and Public Sectors.