Leadership for the 21st Century
Transforming conflict - from personal to global change
The CSP-2016 will focus on the themes of conflict transformation, restorative justice, sustained dialogue, and reconciliation. CSP is concerned with understanding and embracing a form of peacebuilding and justice that satisfies human need. Beginning with key theoretical underpinnings and a multi-disciplinary approach to concepts of conflict and violence this course will highlight the contemporary applications of peacebuilding, justice and trauma healing in current and post-war settings internationally. We will critique and compare various popular expressions of societal peacebuilding and transitional justice through structures such as: International Criminal Courts, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, Restitution / Reparations, Reintegration Strategies (DDR), and Memorialization practices. In addition, various parallel and indigenous peacebuilding and justice efforts will be studied and compared with the dominant global applications. Of particular interest are the growing innovations in new hybrid healing justice models that attempt to satisfy the collective needs of traumatized societies, and the future transmission of generational peace and justice that is securely embedded in the concern for the common good.
- To delve into theories, philosophies, and worldviews driving notions of peacebuilding, justice, healing and reconciliation
- To engage and network with world leaders on topics of Global Just Governance & Human Security
- To examine the historical and cultural roots of the contemporary restorative and transitional justice movements
- To explore traditional, indigenous approaches to justice from various regions of the world
- To integrate and apply practical skills of sustained dialogue and trauma healing that nurture constructive social change in deeply divided societies
Faculty: Dr. Carl Stauffer
Staff: Program Director; Jitka Hromek-Vaitla
Program Coordinators: Kathy Aquilina, Kiprono Kemboi, Andrew Stallybrass
2016 Program outline:
June 26: Arrival
Week One: Building the learning community
Week Two: Transformational & Rrestorative Justice
Week Three: International IofC Conference on Just Governance
Week Four: Sustained dialgue and trauma healing
July 24: Departure
Other aspects of the program:
Visit to Geneva: The group takes a field trip to international organizations, such as the United Nations, where they have a private presentation and discussion with a representative.
Conflict where I come from: Every student will have the opportunity to share a specific conflict they know well and which they have prepared in advance. They will demonstrate how the content and tools which they learn in the course can be applied.
Service in the Caux Community: Scholars will have an opportunity to help create and continue the unique "spirit of Caux" as they join with others in carrying out some of the practical work of Mountain House, including dining room service, cooking, housekeeping, gardening, or reception, for six to seven hours per week.