International Immersions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation are designed to foster the sensitivity, knowledge, and skills that will enable students to participate in peace-building, human rights, and conflict transformation at home and around the world.
To achieve an appreciation of interdisciplinary analysis of subjects, refinement of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and application of qualitative research methodology we use experiential learning techniques in the field.
First, we frequently call upon local politicians, NGO representatives, community leaders, and experts to speak to the group, and engage in dialogue.
Second, students are placed in situations where they observe community activities related to human rights, peace-building and conflict transformation. Students synthesize the dynamics of peace building and conflict transformation from the institutional-level of official actors and the local-level of the community.