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Only 7 DAYS LEFT to apply for the Caux Scholars Program

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 can train practitioners to mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty.

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.

Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela will join CSP faculty as the special guest lecturer this year. She is a senior research professor for trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation at the University of the Free State, South Africa. 

The 2014 CSP class will participate in the International Peacebuilders Forum (IPF). More info here:

If you have any questions, please contact Jitka Hromek-Vaitla at  or

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