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Peace Studies: Get Your Free Certification

Written by  April 3rd, 2017
Dr. Thomas Ward Dr. Thomas Ward
Dr. Thomas J. Ward presented on strategic planning and peace studies as part of the WFWP Horizon Summit on Thursday March 16th. He encouraged all WFWP representatives to take the two following courses created by the United States Institute of Peace, to get a deeper understanding of the workings of peace, conflict, and negotiation. They are free, take an estimated total of six hours to complete, and include a resume building certificate upon completion. The courses are available at the links provided below:

Conflict Analysis
http://online.usip.org/analysis/index.php

Negotiation and Conflict Management
http://online.usip.org/negotiation/index.php

During the Q&A session after the presentation, a question was asked about how to best care for interns. His response was to make it a turning point for them, and to make sure they can walk away with something beneficial that will move them forward. A few examples include having them take these courses to boost their resume, and making sure they know how to present their internship to others.

Instead of sharing the things that did not work, they should be able to share about the purpose of the achievements they took part in. He also emphasized that the intern should be aware of the qualifications of those they worked with. These details show the kinds of connections and experiences the person has made through the internship.

Dr. Thomas Ward is Co-Chair of the Research Institute for the Integration of World Thought and a member of the Executive Committee of the World University Federation, and Dean of the College of Public and International Affairs at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.