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Introduction to the Culture of Peace Program

Most people want a better world and are willing to work to achieve it, but often do not know where to start. The Culture of Peace Program provides the knowledge, skills and tools needed to do so. Join us and thousands of other agents of transformation as we work together to build that new world.


Courses in the Program:

1. Transformative Leadership for a Culture of Peace

2. Economic Development for a Culture of Peace

3. Governance and citizenship for a Culture of Peace

4. Homo Pacificus: an end to War and Violence

5. Conflict management for a Culture of Peace

6. Self-Leadership for Agents of Social Transformation

7. Transformative Education for a Culture of Peace

8. Families as Seedbeds of a Culture of Peace

9. Science and Religion: Resources for a Culture of Peace

10. Train the trainer for a Culture of Peace


Overall Objective:

To train agents of social transformation to build a culture of peace.


2. Specific Objectives:

1. To interpret the dynamics of today’s world within a coherent, evolving, hopeful historical framework, and explore their implications for building a culture of peace.

2. To critically analyze theories and beliefs by which human beings are inherently selfish and aggressive, and society is necessarily conflictual and violent, and to describe research that refutes them.

3. To highlight historical ‘referents’ that exemplify the human capacity for a culture of peace, and modern ‘benchmarks’ that model how it can be proactively built.

4. To learn and apply tested strategies for promoting the psycho-cultural and socio-structural transformations needed to build a culture of peace.


Target Population:

Designed for English speakers with at least a high school education, who currently work or aspire to serve as agents of social transformation towards a culture of peace.



Participants bring a broad range of experience and have access to abundant Web-based sources. Therefore, the instructor’s role is to facilitate new ways of linking and interpreting that experience and information.

Classes use active, experiential, constructivist approaches to participatory learning, based on solving practical case studies, illustrative examples and “learning by doing” in a cooperative environment.



1. Two-hour introductory speeches

2. 40-hour participatory workshops

3. Two-month online courses

4. Full college/graduate level courses

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