Unique to The Pearson Institute, Pearson International Conflict Seminars (PICS) are faculty- and staff-led international programs that focus on critical issues of global conflict. Harnessing the vast international network of The Pearson Institute, students engage with government officials, NGOs, community leaders, locals, and more, in order to gain a holistic perspective of conflict in the region. Traveling with a specialist for each region provides an academic underpinning to each program. International Conflict Seminars are open to students looking for an intensive international experience and seeking to gain a realistic understanding of conflicts from the perspective of those who have experienced them, and those who have been active participants in negotiation, peace, and reconciliation processes.
International Conflict Seminar | Jordan
Harris Public Policy students attend a seminar at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum in Amman as part of The Pearson Institute's International Conflict Seminar to Jordan in 2018.
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- Morocco | March 2020 | Apply Now
- Lebanon | March 2020 | Apply Now
- Berlin | October 2019
- Israel & The West Bank | March 2019
- Jordan | December 2018
- Northern Ireland | August 2018
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Morocco | March 2020 | Apply Now
Travel to Morocco and learn about the socio-political dynamics of conflict in this region. Meet with NGOs, scholars, politicians, activists, and more, to gain a 360° view of the complexities of conflict in Morocco.
Lebanon | March 2020 | Apply Now
Berlin | October 2019
Travel to Berlin with The Pearson Institute to join the second annual Pearson Global Forum, Beyond Walls | Deconstructing Conflict. Just weeks before the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this seminar will be a reflection on the prospects for change once envisioned, and a look forward beyond existing walls - both symbolic and literal - to deconstruct conflict in order to find paths toward resolution, peace and stability.
Student participants will be responsible for their own airfare and accommodations; The Pearson Institute can suggest discounted accommodations upon request. Participation includes a partial day of programming around Berlin, and the opportunity to join The Pearson Global Forum and all related VIP functions. Interested students should contact Forum Executive Director Sheila Kohanteb at email@example.com.
Israel & The West Bank | March 2019
Over spring break 2019, Harris Public Policy students traveled to Israel and the West Bank to learn about the socio-political dynamics of conflict in this tumultuous region. Students met NGOs, scholars, politicians, activists, and more in order to gain a 360 degree view of the complexities of this protracted conflict.
Jordan | December 2018
In December 2018, 18 students visited Jordan for one week, meeting with locals, academics, and political figures to understand the dominant issues of conflict in the region. Visits included Zaatari and other refugee camps, the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, Petra, the Dead Sea, and more.
Northern Ireland | August 2018
In August 2018, students traveled to Northern Ireland for 5 days to join the Global Conflict | The Human Impact conference, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the pivotal Good Friday Agreement. In addition to attending the conference, students met with local partners to learn the history of The Troubles and visit important sites in Belfast, Derry, and more.
International Conflict Seminar | Northern Ireland
Harris Public Policy students tour Belfast neighborhoods to learn about The Troubles as part of The Pearson Institute's International Conflict Seminar to Northern Ireland in 2018.
Ramin Kohanteb / The Pearson Institute