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Central College

September 4, 2013

Central awarded $2,000 from the Institute of International Education

Pella — Central College is one of 58 institutions nationwide to receive support from the Institute of International Education (IIE) as part of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative. 

Central received $2,000 to support events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution. The USIP has given nearly $300,000 to 143 organizations since January 2013.

Central plans to host Intersections International, a New York-based non-governmental organization. The organization works in communities of conflict by promoting peace through dialogue and used direct service programs, advocacy, educational and informational outreach. Intersections International is a global initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York.

Six members of the organization will spend Oct. 28-31 on campus for a series of workshops, classroom presentations, a teach-in and community dialogue on the theme of international nonviolent conflict resolution. Intersections International will also host a convocation on Oct. 31 in Douwstra Auditorium at 11 a.m.

“This residency provides a fabulous opportunity for the Central community to engage with a team of professionals with a wide array of talents who are experienced in peacebuilding and conflict resolution efforts across the globe,” said Lyn Isaacson, associate dean for global education. “This emphasis aligns well with themes in our first-year Intersections seminar and also with the college’s long-standing commitment to fostering global competencies in our faculty, staff and students.”

Intersections International programming covers a range of topics, including LGBT issues, values-based leadership, the transitioning of veterans back to civilian life, global peacemaking initiatives and the role of the arts in change for social justice. Many members from a variety of programs will be visiting campus.

 

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