2018 Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes

Date and time: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 22:00 to Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:59
ICTJ Headquarters, NYC

Given the positive feedback and enormous interest in the Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes held in Barcelona in October 2017, ICTJ is hosting a similar course in New York in March 2018. The course will continue to focus on practical examples of current, recent, or paradigmatic peace processes where the question of justice formed a significant part of the negotiating context. It will discuss and analyze country case studies, such as Colombia, South Sudan, Philippines, and Syria and raise a series of questions on substance, process, and participation.

The aim is to provide course participants with a firm grounding on transitional justice efforts and insight into the challenges and implications of different approaches to the justice question in peace processes.

Participants: The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff at multilateral agencies, governments, NGOs, foundations, and universities. Practitioners directly involved in countries dealing with peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.

Course Format: The course format includes a combination of lectures, small group discussions, and peer exchange of practical experiences.

Instructors: Instructors include top level experts and practitioners, such as Fernando Travesi, Ruben Carranza, Howard Varney, Anna Myriam Roccatello, among other guest speakers. Participants will be sent selected reading materials in advance, and receive a comprehensive resource packet for future reference upon completion of the course.

Language: This course will be taught in English and a high proficiency level is required to fully benefit from attendance.

Course Fee: The course fee is US $1,800. This fee includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch. It does not include the cost of traveling to/from New York, visa, accommodation, insurance, and other meals

Notice: Please note that this course requires a minimum number of participants. The course will be confirmed by February 5, once the minimum number of participants is met. Unfortunately, ICTJ cannot provide any scholarships or waivers for the course fees, but we can provide participants with letters of support in obtaining sponsorship, within the participant’s country of residence or work. We can provide logistical assistance and letters in support of participants' visa applications upon request. Payment arrangement information will be included in acceptance letters.

How to Apply

The application form can be completed here. Alternatively, it can be downloaded here. If you download the application, send the completed form to Kelen Meregali at kmeregali@ictj.org.

It requires a one-page letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your passport, and one letter of reference. Applications will be accepted until January 29, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31, 2018. If you have any questions about the application process, program, or logistics, please contact Kelen Meregali at kmeregali@ictj.org.