Unique to The Pearson Institute, these faculty- and staff-led programs 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 the negotiation, peace, and reconciliation processes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.