Introducing a 2017 Summer Program Course "Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict", offered June 19 to July 7, 2017. Registration for this course and for the Summer 2017 session opens in late February, 2017.
The goal of this course to develop the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate transformation of interpersonal, organizational, community or complex societal conflicts, including ethnic, religious or cultural tensions, using techniques of multi-track diplomacy. These techniques, applicable at all levels of society, provide an essential complement to official (“first track”) diplomacy and police work, from conflicts in the workplace or community, to dealing with political instability, terrorism or insurgent activities, as currently in our work in the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and elsewhere.
Multi-track diplomacy has become an important tool for current and intending professionals, attracting to our Program not only diplomats, government and IO agencies and CSO staff working for development, democratic reform, relief and humanitarian aid, but also other concerned citizens or stakeholders in areas of violence or instability. Offered at College Park by the Department of Government and Politics and sponsored by CIDCM, this University of Maryland 80-hour professional development program is scheduled for evenings and two weekends for the convenience of professionals (certification available).
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