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Call for Applications

The Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, (UMASS) in partnership with Ulster University’s INCORE and the John Hume and Tip O'Neill Chair in Peace and community-based charity International Peace Education Resources (IPER) invite applications for the 2022 Summer Institute on Peacebuilding, Public Order and Conflict Management.

This unique programme is back in a new location in person after two years of pandemic shut down.

Described by one former participant as ‘life-changing’, this exciting course is led by Professor Marie Breen-Smyth. It is delivered by UMASS and Ulster University professors from INCORE and the Hume O'Neill Chair, Rural Community Network, Holywell Trust, Bloody Sunday Trust, the Newgate Centre, as well as high profile activists and politicians from across the spectrum in Northern Ireland.

This year, we will be based in person on Ulster University’s Magee Campus, in Derry Londonderry. The programme includes classroom-based work, a film screening and panel discussions alongside study visits to sites and events in Armagh, Portadown, Derry Londonderry and Belfast where you will meet local community organisations who participate in the design and delivery of the programme.

The Summer School is also an international experience. Sitting with diverse classmates from around the globe, participants will draw comparisons between the local situation and other societies such as South Africa, Nigeria and Israel / Palestine.

Instructor/s: UMASS Professors Darren Kew, Ebeb Weitzman, Karen Ross and Marie Breen-Smyth, Ulster Professors Brandon Hamber, Bill Rolston, Monica McWilliams and Dr Adrian Grant, Queen’s University’s Dr Lisa Whitten & local community peace-building experts.

There are no prerequisites for joining the course.

Costs and Apply

Local participants (UK, Ireland and Europe)

  • Residential: £1120
  • Non-residential: £750

To apply, complete the application form.

Send to Sinead Grant

Deadline 20 June 2022.

Any questions? Talk to us on WhatsApp!

  • Darren Kew on 001 617 875 1331
  • Marie Breen-Smyth on 07710438183


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, have funded four full residential bursaries for applicants resident in the ABC Council area.

If you live in the Armagh Council area and wish to apply for a bursary please complete the bursary application form and send to Sinead Grant at and

Download Bursary Application Form

Deadline 20 June 2022.

A limited number of other bursaries will be advertised on Twitter @INCOREinfo or the INCORE Facebook page.

International applicants wishing apply or to obtain university credits through UMASS please check out the website and contact Kelly Ward-Mason at for further information.

University of Massachusetts Boston, International Peace Education Resources, Ulster University with support from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council


  • University of Massachusetts (Boston)
  • International Peace Education Resources (IPER)
  • Ulster University (INCORE / Hume O'Neill Peace Chair)
  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
  • Rural Community Network
  • Bloody Sunday Trust/ Museum of Free Derry
  • West Armagh Consortium
  • Dan Winter’s Cottage

Derry~Londonderry Campus Location

Derry ~ Londonderry campus offers an intimate learning environment.

Find out more about our Derry~Londonderry Campus.

Campus Address

Ulster University,
Northland Rd,
BT48 7JL

T: 02870 123 456

Event info

This event has ended

Friday 8 July to Monday 18 July

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