- Norman Cousins
Education and Training
Exercises and Simulations
This collection of free online resources includes four conflict simulations and an online conflict research guide.
Online Courses and Educational Materials
Here we have two "self study" courses based on Beyond Intractability and CRInfo (a partner site of Beyond Intractability). Instructors should feel free to adopt some or all of these syllabi for their own use, (acknowledging BI as the source of the readings, of course), although we would appreciate feedback of what you used, and how you "packaged it" within other teaching materials. (Sending us your syllabus is considered "fair trade." If students use BI as an alternative to a text book, we would appreciate your asking them to contribute a small fee to its maintenance — see the contribution page for guidelines.
- Conflict Transformation: Standards-Based Lesson Plans for Middle School Students - Conflict Transformation is a twelve-unit, thirty-six-hour course designed to teach middle school students basic conflict transformation skills for personal, community, national, and international situations. The short stories, current events, class discussions, guided reading activities, and guided writing assignments make this course ideal both for social studies and language arts classes.
CETR - Conflict Education and Training Resources
This system presents an opportunity for clients to partner with Beyond Intractability to produce an affordable, next- generation learning system tailored to the needs of a specific community.
Student Contributor Program
This program asks students, as part of their term paper assignment, to write needed segments of the Knowledge Base. Quality papers will be published as part of the system, giving students recognition and a sense that they are making a meaningful contribution. For more information about how to do this, go to the Write & Edit page.
Virtual Textbook Program
This program allows instructors to redesign their texts as often as they want. Online expert interviews, each 30-60 minutes in duration, are also available for use as virtual "guest lecturers." Beyond Intractability
Working With Strong Emotions in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Students
Information and resources that teachers and students can use to prepare themselves for the highly-emotional exchanges — both expected and unexpected — that may occur in a classroom setting.
Group Projects: A Conflict Resolution Guide for Students
Resources, helpful advice, and guidelines for successfully completing a group project, while constructively handling conflicts that may arise among the group members.
Multi-level Conflict Mapping Using PowerPoint, Prezi, and Websites
Discussion of the advantages of graphical conflict maps, and an introduction to the Beyond Intractability / CRInfo library of such resources.
The following list include resourcesfor those searching for opportunities for study, including degree progams, certificates, and other educational opportunities.
- Guide to MA Programs in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields -- Peace and Collaborative Development Network
- Directory of Resources and Programs for Education and Training in Dispute Resolution, Conflict Transformation, Peacework, or Humanitarian Practice -- Peacemakers Trust
- Graduate Programs in Peace Studies and Related Fields -- Clark University
- Recommended Phd Programs -- Eastern Mennonite University
Careers and Funding
The following lists include useful resources for those wishing to do further study or work in the fields of conflict, peace, and governance. Information is provided on degree programs, job opportunities, and funding opportunities for organizations seeking to pursue governance projects. If you know of (or want to advertise) additional opportunities, please let us know.
For Students / Recent Graduates
Resources and opportunities for university students and recent graduates, including information for specific majors and broader classifications.
- Jobs and Careers in Sociology
- Political Science Resources and Opportunities
- Geography Jobs
- Careers in Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Careers in International Relations
- International Relations Job Profiles
- Jobs in Mediation, Restorative Justice and Peacemaking
- Jobs in Peace Studies
- Jobs in Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Women in International Relations
- The Economic Value of College Majors
- Careers in Conflict: The Opportunity Continuum
Sites that offer resources and opportunities for professionals, from foreign policy to conflict resolution.
- Foreign Policy Jobs
- International Jobs
- Professional Careers in International Relations
- International Law and Public Safety Jobs
Grant-Writing and Proposals
Resources and guides for writing grants and proposals.
- Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
- Proposal Writing Websites
- Grants and Grant Writing Links and Resources
- Grant-writing Tools for Non-profit Organizations
Resources and opportunities in the NGO sector; includes advice from insiders and helpful search sites.
Resources and opportunities in the intergovernmental sector; includes official job and recruitment sites for major IGOs.
Resources and opportunities in government; includes US and foreign government job openings.
- US Department of State Careers
- Federal Jobs by College Major
- Australian Government Opportunities
- Peace Corps Recruitment
Sponsored Program Information Network (SPIN) Search and Community of Science (COS) are search systems that provide comprehensive access to a broad range of funding opportunities. Also available is information about scholarships and fellowships. These systems are generally best accessed through some large institution like a university that covers the substantial subscription costs.
In addition to providing information about sources of direct financial support, these systems can also serve as a starting point for finding out who's doing governance work by "following the money." Start by looking for organizations funding particular types of projects. Next, go to the websites for those funders and find out the names of the projects that they have funded. Then, Google those projects and you'll find out a lot about who is actually doing work. If you're looking for jobs or a career, these are the kinds of organizations that you might want to approach.