Hello from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center in Bologna, Italy!
The 2011 Bologna Symposium will offer an unprecedented line-up of the world’s top academics, practitioners, and advocates, and we want to make sure those not present at the program can experience the month along with the 65 participants from over 40 countries fortunate enough to be here. IPSI will ask the attendees to write about their experiences, both positive and challenging, in this blog. It is our hope that this page captures personal snapshots of the lectures, workshops, trainings, and out-of-class experiences that shape the class of 2011.
In addition, IPSI staff in collaboration with the 2011 Symposium participants will live tweet the entire event using the hash tag #ipsibologna. You can expect to see interesting quotes and notable experiences all spelled out in 140 characters or less! You can choose to follow IPSI on Twitter @IPSInstitute.
We will also begin to populate our new YouTube channel with brief videos from the Symposium so the entire conflict management community can join us virtually in Italy! Stay tuned for details.
Again, we hope you find this blog space interesting and educational. As always, please feel free to contact us with any of your comments.
Cameron M. Chisholm
International Peace & Security Institute