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Are you interested in learning about peacebuilding, restorative and transitional justice? Are you interested in meeting world political leaders? Do you need to address your inner fears and need time for personal conflict transformation?
If yes, then consider applying to Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau (CSP-AP).
The Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau is a three-week peacebuilding and sustainable development course. We invite youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding, including topics such as trauma healing, human rights, gender issues, restorative justice, and non-violent action. The program teaches students how to be peacebuilders in every facet of their lives. The cornerstone of our curriculum is highlighting the need for personal transformation in order to find true reconciliation & sustainable solutions to conflicts. CSP-AP aims to instill principled leadership by focusing on introspection and personal understanding, and interfaith and intercultural experiences. In addition to theoretical approaches to conflict, peace and development, the program aims to develop practical skills in negotiation, building local capacity, applied theater in peacebuilding, community mobilization, and understanding cultures during field trips.
The program’s home is in Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India which is a center for introspection and dialogue and also an international conference center for Initiatives of Change.
Twenty students from around the world are selected for this three-week course. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of “Service for Leadership” practical work, field trips, and participation in the Asia Plateau events.
We are looking for committed students and young professionals from all continents and diverse backgrounds who will benefit tomorrow’s peacebuilders. You may read testimonials of 2016/17 class here.
The application deadline is September 8, 2017. Applicant Requirements: – Be between the ages of 18 and 35 – Have a high level of academic achievement – Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service – Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs – Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience – Two letters of recommendation – 500-word essay describing why you would like to participate in this program – Online application form Contactcsp@in.iofc.org for more information. http://in.iofc.org/caux-scholars-program-asia-plateau