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Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course

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The Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) is calling for applications from peace activists, community development workers and scholars for its next School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course. The three-week course will take place in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand from 1-22 March 2009. It will include workshops, lectures and exposure visits to local communities.

Since its debut in 2005, the annual three-week event has empowered a network of community leaders, activists and scholars from across Asia. The School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation focuses on conflict analysis and prevention, peace building and understanding peace and conflict in local, regional and international contexts.  Emphasising respect for cultural and religious diversity, participants examine how religious traditions can be a force for peace, justice and social transformation. For more information about the course and an application form, visit: www.arf-asia. org/aman_ school.php.

Women and community workers in conflict areas are particularly encouraged to apply. English proficiency required.

Applications close on 15 December 2008. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Course Fees:  US$ 200

Travel costs from home country to Thailand are the responsibility of the participant or sponsoring agency.  Limited scholarships are available. Participants are encouraged to find sponsors in their own country or region.

Please feel free to pass on information about the AMAN School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course to your colleagues and networks.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Imtiyaz Yusuf

AMAN School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation

Email: peacestudies@ arf-asia. org

Website:  http://www.arf-asia. org/aman_ school.php


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