WHAT IS THE BOLOGNA SYMPOSIUM?
We’ve traded Birkenstocks for business suits, and together we’re going to change the world.
At the Bologna Symposium, you will learn real tangible professional peacebuilding skills directly from the world’s most effective conflict management practitioners.
Location: Bologna, Italy
Program Dates: July 5 – August 2, 2014
In cooperation with The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the 2014 Bologna Symposium will bring together the globe’s brightest minds from top academic institutions, NGOs, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, participants undergo intensive training by the field’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their communities and the world.
All participants will receive an IPSI Post-Graduate Certificate in “International Conflict Management” upon successful completion of the course. Participants who choose to undertake additional rigorous assignments will alternatively have the opportunity to earn an IPSI Post-Graduate Certificate in “International Conflict Management with Distinction.” In addition, qualified participants may apply to earn graduate-level MA course credit from SAIS, one of the world’s premier graduate schools for international affairs.
2014 Keynote Speaker: UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson
As second-in-command to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Ambassador Eliasson will candidly discuss his direct role in the most pressing global issues of our time, including his leadership in the Geneva negotiations on Syria. Participants at the Bologna Symposium will have direct access to Ambassador Eliasson, as well as 24 additional world class leaders that will act as faculty over the four-week intensive skills training program. To Learn more about Mr. Eliasson’s illustrious career, please visit his UN bio page.