Caux Scholars Program

A multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation,
transitional justice, and principled leadership.

Language: English
Program Fees: US $3800 (covers tuition, meals, lodging)
Location: Initiatives of Change conference center in Caux, Switzerland
Dates: June 25 - July 23, 2018
Participation: Limited to 20 students 
Application deadline: March 2, 2018

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Through fundraising efforts, CSP offers merit-based and need-based scholarships that are given to scholars who have made important community contributions and who demonstrate leadership skills and a clear commitment to furthering the mission and values of CSP and Initiatives of Change in their chosen professional field.

CSP asks all applicants to be prepared to contribute towards the cost of their participation in the program, if they are selected. Typically this comes in the form of scholars covering round-trip airfare to the Program. In the past, some scholars have asked their employers to subsidize their travel to Caux based on the benefits that the training will contribute towards their professional and organizational advancement. They may also choose to fundraise for these costs after selection decisions are issued in February 2018.

CSP offers ONE alumni scholarship per year. Eligibility and requirements 

Just Governance for Human Security

As part of their academic course the CSP class of 2018 will particpate in the the Just Governance for Human Security conference, one in the series of Caux summer conferences.

Program overview

Since its inception in 1991 the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 509 students from more than 100 countries. The program has an active alumni network active in all areas of life - academics, politics, international organizations, grassroots initiatives.

The Caux Scholars Program teaches students to analyze conflicts, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts - conflict prevention, negotiation and transitional justice.

Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, a field trip to Geneva and participation in the Caux conferences.

Frequently practitioners see conflict resolution, development and humanitarian relief as distinct areas of practice. In reality, these fields are intrinsically intermingled. Embracing a conflict transformation lens can make humanitarian and development projects more sustainable. CSP trains practitioners of mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty.

While CSP is not affiliated with a university and does not offer credit, it is often possible for participants to secure credit through their own institution, in consultation with their professor and pursuant to their requirements. CSP is willing to assist in this.

To get an better idea of the Caux Scholar experience view this short video made by Tim Hall (CSP 2013)

Caux Scholars Program Report 2016

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