25 September 2018

Nonviolence to be the focus of a training at the University for Peace

25 September 2018 - The University for Peace (Costa Rica), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), will offer an onsite training from 8 - 12 October 2018, based primarily on the nonviolence principles and methodology of American civil rights leader and Nobel peace laureate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commonly referred to as Kingian Nonviolence.

The Kingian perspective offers a means to achieve conflict reconciliation, promote positive personal change, and create the conditions for lasting social transformation. The principles and methods of nonviolence are viewed primarily through an interdisciplinary lens that recognizes the interconnectedness and intersectionality of disciplines such as philosophy, social theology, sociology, psychology, education, communication, political science, and international relations.

This introductory training was developed by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, a close associate of Dr. King during all the major civil rights campaigns from 1960-1968, and remains true to the spirit and content of Dr. King’s thinking and strategies for peaceful social change and reconciliation. Dr. Theodore A. Johnson of Brandeis University (United States) and Dr. Paul Bueno de Mesquita of the University of Rhode Island (United States), will be co-facilitating the training.

For more information and to register, please write to: specialprogrammes@upeace.org