2018 Armagh Peace Building Summer School July 8th - 17th 


The second International Summer School began its visit to  Armagh on 8th July. 12 students from Boston were joined by some local students who availed of a council bursary to participate in the Conflict Resolution Programme. As part of the course the students will be examining

  • Tough Issues in the conflict how they have been resolved or not resolved
    Parades from Loyal Order , marching band and residents perspectives, accommodations and current position in Armagh
    Impact of the conflict Armagh City and south Armagh with guided tours
    Visit to Derry's Museum of free Derry, Parades and how they have been managed in the City
    Life in Northern Ireland from the perspectives of: LBGT , Asylum Seekers, Ethnic communities
    Tour of Peace Walls in Belfast

Participation by people from Ireland and those from Abroad through UMASS Boston giving opportunity for learning and interaction  of local and international perspective.
Students  from UMASS undertook an  accredited learning as part of  UMASS teaching. while Irish students undertook  accredited learning through Open College Network course on Peace Building specifically designed for the school
The Summer School is being led by Diversity Challenges http://www.diversity-challenges.com
and University of Massachusetts Boston  Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance https://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/crhsgg/grad/conflict_resolution
and a partnership of:
REACT http://www.reactni.org
West Armagh Consortium http://www.westarmaghconsortium.org
Rural Community Network http://www.ruralcommunitynetwork.org