UPEACE’s short courses in peace education in Costa Rica

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Date: 12/12/2007

Dear Fellow Educators, Greetings from sunny Costa Rica! Here at the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), we are in the fourth year of the Peace Education M.A. programme. Thus far, we have graduated over 40 talented students, many of whom are working in important positions in which they are promoting peace through education. The profile of our alumni confirms the success of our programme. Indeed, we are having a multiplier effect!

Examples of the work our alumni are doing include the following:

  • Dody Wibowo: Participatory Peace Education Trainer with Peace Brigades International in Indonesia;
  • Julie Hyde: Sessional lecturer in conflict resolution at McMaster University, Canada;
  • Onen Christine Harriet: Project Coordinator of the Youth Education Pack (YEP) at the Norwegian Refugee Council in Gulu, Northern Uganda;
  • Som Prasad Niroula: Programme Officer at the Nepal Institute of Peace.

This year, for the first time, we are opening some of the Peace Education courses to outside participants as short courses. On our website you will find a brochure of the short courses (in PDF format): Short Course offerings on Peace Education 2007-2008 Academic Year in Costa Rica.

I would greatly appreciate your assistant in distributing it to potential students. If you have any questions, please contact me by mail.

I wish you peace and joy in the upcoming year.
Warm regards, Eliana Carvalho Mukherjee.

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