The School of Arts & Sciences

Institute for Peace and Justice Education

Summer School for Emerging Leaders in Conflict Prevention and Transformation


To all prospective students,

Have you been involved in making positive change in your community? Are you passionate about building a Lebanon that is inclusive, cohesive and democratic?

The Institute for Peace and Justice Education, Lebanese American University (LAU) with support from the Mennonite Central Committee Lebanon (MCC) and Consensus proudly launches the Summer School for Emerging Leaders in Conflict Prevention and Transformation, 2010. The summer program is a ten-day residential running from August 2 to 11 and will take place at the LAU campus in Byblos.

This ten-day residential summer school challenges you to connect your passion and skills with others who share the same visions as you do. The activities will let you develop new skills for the field, reflect on what you have been doing and network with other activists like yourselves. In these ten days, you will rediscover yourself as an individual and member of a larger community aspiring to promote inclusive, educational and sustainable projects in civil society. The series of workshops on understanding and working with conflict between individuals and communities allow you to develop analytical and collaborative skills in a way that is supportive of long-term peace. One of the activities requires that your group designs a feasible and sustainable project that provides opportunities for communities in Lebanon to work together building democratic, just and cohesive societies.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2010.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on if you have any questions. On behalf of the Director, Dr. Irma Ghosn, we look forward to another successful summer school.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bassel Akar
Program Coordinator

Application Form for summer school (Word document)

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