Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Duhok

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The only degree program in Iraq that is dedicated to teaching students about the emerging theory and practice of peacebuilding.

The Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies is affiliated with the Master of Arts program in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Duhok. This is the only degree program in Iraq that is dedicated to teaching students about the theory and practice of peacebuilding.

The Center conducts research on subjects related to peace and conflict in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and hosts seminars and workshops with local and national stakeholders in politics and civil society. It also engages with international partners to develop new knowledge that can contribute to peace in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Peacebuilding and Education Conference Peacebuilding and Education Conference in June 2014

Major achievements

2013:

  • ‎Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding with the NYU Center for Global Affairs (2013).
  • ‎Symposium: "Religious Feasts as Bridges for Peace”‎ (2013).
  • ‎Field Research - Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding w/the NYU Center for Global Affairs (2013).
  • Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding w/the NYU Center for Global Affairs (2012).
  • Symposium with the Mennonite Central Committee: "Learning Peace and Peacebuilding from Clergymen" (2012).
  • Curriculum Development with the NYU Center for Global Affairs (2011).
  • Conflict Resolution Training Course w/USIP Funding (2005).
  • Conflict Resolution Curriculum Development Workshop w/Columbia University (2003).
On May 16, 2013, the Center held the symposium “Religious Feasts as Bridges for Peace”. The event was attended by approximately 20 Muslim, Christian, Yazidi, Kaka’i, Mandaean, and Baha’i clergymen and activists. The symposium was supported by the Mennonite Central Committee.

Muslim, Christian and Yazidi clergymen  Muslim, Christian and Yazidi clergymen attending the symposium “Learning Peace and Peacebuilding from Clergymen" in May 2013


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