Summer Institute of Learning

Multi-Ethnic Cities & Peace-Building
Linking the Global & the Local

COURSE No. 01-1002/3

Theorists, academics, and activists alike have deemed "globalization" to be one of the most powerful frameworks for analyzing social trends in our era. Within this framework, The University of Winnipeg and University for Peace joint course in "Multi-Ethnic Cities and Peace Building: Linking the Local and the Global" will explore the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities that present themselves in "global cities" such as Winnipeg. While peace-building is generally reserved for international studies and thought of something that is done in "third world countries," this course will demonstrate how peace--understood as much more than the mere absence of violence--can be fostered and hindered in urban centers in countries such as Canada.

In this course, participants will learn how to adapt a peace-building framework that is generally applied only at the international level to the local level. How lessons in mediation, negotiation, human rights--both individual and group--can serve to protect these peoples and how peace can be fostered will be analyzed. Winnipeg represents a unique forum for such discussions. Students will be given the opportunity to learn first hand how Aboriginal communities as well as Diaspora communities are building peace in urban centers. Our focus on Winnipeg allows us to link local and global issue and find solutions that work.

This course will feature:

  • Dr. Victoria Fontane, University for Peace
  • Dr. Alidad Mafinezam, University of Toronto
  • Joan Hay, Interim Program Manager, The House of Opportunities
  • Dr. Larry Chartrand, Aboriginal Governance, UWinnipeg
  • Dr. Parvin Ghorayshi, Sociology, UWinnipeg
  • Dr. Jan Stewart, Education, UWinnipeg

June 19 23, 2006
Monday Friday,
9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
The University of Winnipeg

This course is open to all students, staff, and faculty at The University of Winnipeg. It can be taken for credit [3 credit-hours] and can also be audited. Members of the media, and governmental and non-governmental communities, as well as members of the community at large, are most welcome.

To register, call 204.786.9159. To audit the course (not for credit), call 204.982.6633.