Certificate in Religion and Conflict Resolution

Are you interested in how religion hinders and/or helps in international conflicts?  Would you like to ask questions about how people of faith have contributed to the Middle East conflict?  Do you want to hear from a variety of perspectives and then have an opportunity to add your own thoughts?

Join the Institute for Public Service & Policy Development (I.P.S.) and the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) for a series of luncheon discussions following their Spring 2010 lecutre series.  By attending the luncheon and lectures course, you will be eligible for a certificate in Religion & Conflict Resolution from Nyack College, DC Campus.  Additionally, you will gain a heightened awareness of the increasing importance of religion in international affairs and augment your own professional development in the area of international policy formation.

The luncheon lectures will be led by Dr. Paul Manuel of the Center for Global Education at IGE.  Dr. Jerry Herbert of I.P.S. and Nyack College, DC Campus will serve as associate instructor/facilitator.  The cost for the certificate program is $300 and includes 6 lunches.

Lectures take place in auditorium G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building (enter at the corner of 1st & C St., NE) near the US Capitol.
Luncheon seminars meet in the Nyack-DC seminar room in the Hall of the States, Suite 700 (444 N. Capitol St., NW).
  • Wednesday, March 17, 6:30-9:15pm Lecture 1: Michael Gerson, "Faith or Fanaticism?"
  • Wednesdays, March 24 & 31, 12-1:30pm  Luncheon Seminars 1 & 2
  • Thursday, April 29, 6:30-9:15pm Lecture 2: E.J. Dionne, "Cries for Justice"
  • Wednesdays, May 5 & 12, 12-1:30pm  Luncheon Seminars 3 & 4
  • Wednesday, May 19, 6:30-9:15pm Lecture 3: Andrea Bartoli, "Overcoming Violence"
  • Wednesdays, May 26 & June 2, 12-1:30pm  Luncheon Seminars 5 & 6
The course entails attending all three lectures and six Wednesday luncheon seminars, two following each lecture.  Each 90-minute seminar addresses major themes emerging from the lecture and respondent presentations and from a required reading list.  Before each seminar participants receive discussion questions based on the preceding lecture and respondent presentations and on the required readings.  The readings (approximately 60 pages for each luncheon seminar) include articles by the three major speakers and by diverse authors with alternative viewpoints.  The certificate course concludes with a short summary thought paper.

Contact Nyack College, DC Campus at dcoffice@nyack.edu or 202-220-1300 to register and learn more.