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Summer Peace Institute
The University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) jointly offer the summer course on Human Security and Peacebuilding
Programme Director and course Professors
Dr. Jerry W. Sanders, Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies. University of California at Berkeley. His current course offerings include War, Culture and Society; Global Change and World Order; International Conflict: Analysis and Resolution; Peace Theory, and Building Global Peace: Critical Analysis and Constructive Action. Dr. Sanders’ teaching and research interests include cosmopolitan theory; globalization and governance; human security and peacebuilding; and neo-conservatism in American political culture and foreign policy. He is the author of Peddlers of Crisis: The Committee on the Present Danger and The Politics of Containment (South End Press, 1983), a co-founder of the World Policy Journal, and a contributing author to the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford University Press, 2010). In addition to his academic writings, he has published articles in World Policy, The Nation, The Progressive, In These Times, and Mothers Jones. Dr. Sanders received the Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (1980) and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia (1967-69). He has also taught abroad in Spain, Mexico, Sweden, and Argentina.
Dr. Victoria Fontan (France) is Director for Academic Development, and Head, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo (Venezuela) is Associate Professor of International Law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Professor of Humanitarian International Law at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Colombia, and Associate Professor at UPEACE. He will teach the module on International Migration and Human Rights.
Brian Dowd-Uribe (United States) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment, Peace and Security. Brian received his interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is also a co-founder of the New Roots Institute for the Study of Food Systems, an educational nonprofit based in Santa Cruz, California dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education on food systems. Before joining UPEACE, Brian was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Dr. Claudio Ansorena (Uruguay) Prof. Ansorena holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Costa Rica. The University of Massachusetts also granted a Master in Economics. Since August 2011 will be Associate Professor at the University for Peace and have the responsibility of conducting the Master of Arts Programmes in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development.
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