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Current EventsMedia Empowerment: The Case of the Arab Revolutions - 11:00am UTC (24 May) 24 May 2013 - Webinar session with Prof. Karim El Mantawi.
Topic: A focus on one session within the course 'Media, Peace and Conflict: Reflections on Roles and Functions of the Media' Description: This is an introductory webinar for the online course 'Media, Peace and Conflict: Reflections on Roles and Functions of the Media' which will be held June10-August 9, 2013. This webinar will look at the role of new media in asymmetrical conflict as an example of the topics covered in this course: what role did new media, in particular satellite television and the Internet, play in creating a public sphere that would pave the way for the emergence of an active and vocal citizenry in the Arab world? The webinar takes a look at Arab cyber-dissidents; what risks did they face and what impact did their 'citizen journalism' have on mainstream media as well as on the public? What allowed their online activism to translate into street protest, and can digital networks of political activists sustain the turbulence of revolution?
UPEACE Forum: Nuclear Weapons and You - 23 May, 2013 23 May 2013 - Classroom #2.
Ward Wilson • Renowned activist and author on nuclear disarmament • Meeting with high government officials • Presentation at the National Assembly • Lecture at Ministry of Foreign Affairs • Activities at the UCR. • Presentations at the UN • Author: "5 myths about nuclear weapons" • Senior Fellow at BASIC (British American Security Information Council) • Monterey Institute of International Studies - Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/books/review/five-myths-about-nuclear-weapons-and-more.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
UPEACE Forum: Opportunities with Rotary International - 21 May. 2013 21 May 2013 - Classroom 3.
Rotary is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Homage to Jose Marti in UPEACE campus 17 May 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo Odio.
The Cuban Ambassador to Costa Rica visits UPEACE to pay an homage to José Martí, the major founding father of Cuba.
On 19 May 1895, Jose Martí died in action for the Cuban Independence and this year they commemorate the 118 Anniversary of his heroic death.
The ceremony will be from 10 to 11 hours.
• Welcome words by Franciso Aguilar-Urbina, UPEACE • Ambassador Leda Peña words • Speech on Jose Marti’s life • Musical presentation
Arms Control and Disarmament Today 16 May 2013 - Geneva .
Arms control and disarmament issues continue to engage the world's close attention. Bilateral US-Russian nuclear talks are exploring further disarmament options. Nuclear issues with Iran and North Korea still dominate the headlines. And the multilateral Conference on Disarmament in Geneva continues its efforts to begin negotiations on a major treaty to end the production of fissile material used in nuclear weapons, as well as other issues. Additional arms control efforts have also been undertaken at the UN, such as successful negotiations on a treaty regulating trade in conventional weapons. More than ever, knowledge of these on-going events is essential to analyze their impact on international security.
Information Session for UPEACE Students: Life after UPEACE - 15 May 15 May 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo .
Save the Date
Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm. Council Room
We hope we can obtain all your support in order to have this important meeting which will be mandatory for all the students in order to ensure a smooth transition for life after UPEACE.
Journey of the Universe Film Screening - 18 April (12:15 – 1:30) 18 April 2013 - Classroom 3.
Journey of the Universe Film Screening - part of Earth Week
Thursday 18 April from 12:15 – 1:30. Film screening and discussion of The Journey of the Universe, sponsored by Earth Charter International and the UPEACE Sustainability Club and hosted by Alix Dormoy and Juliette Decq.
New Online course: Emotional Intelligence in a Virtual World -15 April 15 April 2013 - Campus .
The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is offering a 4-week online course on how to become more emotionally intelligent on a virtual world. Join today!
FORUM: How to represent the European Union? - 15 April 15 April 2013 - UPEACE Campus.
FORUM: How to represent the European Union? Christer Persson, Resident Scholar Monday, 15 April, 12:30 – 1:45 Classroom 3
Conversation and webinar with Leonardo Boff - 4th April from 1:00 to 3:00 PM 04 April 2013 - Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development.
The Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development and the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace is organizing a live and online seminar with Leonardo Boff called "The Emerging Paradigm of Knowing How to Care" on Thursday, April 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, in the Earth Charter Center, located at the University for Peace, Ciudad Colon, San José.
The event will also launch the book "Decolonizing Peace" by Victoria Fontan, Professor at the University for Peace.
A critical Gathering & Commemoration ofThe International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 March 2013 - Coulcil Room / 12.20 pm – 1.20 pm .
Background: “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)).
In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24). On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all State. "
UPEACE at QS World Grad School Tour in Costa Rica 2013 20 March 2013 - Hotel Real Intercontinental & Club Tower.
QS, the higher education experts behind the annual QS Latin American Rankings, are organizing the QS World Grad School Tour for the 5th year in San José. The event brings prospective students together with university admissions representatives for face-to-face meetings and informative seminars.
Forum on Conflict and Cooperation in the Nile Basin - Monday 18 March 18 March 2013 - Classroom #4.
Conflict and Cooperation in the Nile Basin Aaron Tesfaye, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science at William Paterson University.
UPEACE Forum: Arms Trade Treaty - 12 March 12 March 2013 - Classroom 3.
The United Nations will convene a Final Diplomatic Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) next week, from March 18-28, 2013. The treaty designed to control conventional arms transfers will be negotiated next week in New York. June last year, the treaty failed to conclude due to strong opposition by some countries. The conference is a final chance for the draft treaty to be adopted.
Yale professors to hold open discussion at UPEACE - 11 March 1-3pm 11 March 2013 - Earth Charter Building.
Forum on: The Universe Story and the interconnections with all life
The Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development has the pleasure of inviting you to a Forum on: The Universe Story and the interconnections with all life, with Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim as speakers. Both Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are on the faculty at Yale University and together they founded the Forum on Religion and Ecology, which they now co-direct. They will also showcase part of their film Journey of the Universe, released last year. This event will be an open dialogue and is being held under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter, to which UPEACE is also a party.
UPEACE Forum: War, and Why - Wend, 6 March. 06 March 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
The brief but portentous Einstein-Freud correspondence, published in 1933 under the title Why War?, is a curiously neglected document, both in psychoanalytic theory and political science. The very climate in which it was penned was increasingly given to darkness and despair: the fledgling League of Nations which commissioned and published the exchange was struggling to enforce its authority; the rise of Nazism would lead first to the burning of the book and then to the exile of both Einstein and Freud over the ensuing years; and the correspondence itself consists of Freud’s bleak amplification of Einstein’s already pessimistic observations on humankind’s capacity for self-destruction. Despite the fate of this document, however, Freud’s reply to Einstein stands as a pragmatic and farsighted exposition of the factors at stake in international law, sovereign force and peace processes. Above all, it poses the question as to whether the only effective antidote to dictatorships of power might be a “dictatorship of reason”. From this angle, we shall ask, with Freud, why our objection to war stems not only from our baulking at its cruelties, but from our offence at its “lowering of aesthetic standards”.
UPEACE Forum: The Jesu Island Naval Base Construction Conflict 12:30-2:00pm 05 March 2013 - CRC Council Room .
Since 2007, the building of a naval base at Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island, designated as the “Island of World Peace”, in South Korea has catalyzed an inspirational nonviolent action campaign by many villagers, South Korean disarmament activists, environmentalists and other civil society groups and a growing international solidarity movement. Agneta Norberg, International Peace Bureau Board member, has nominated "the inhabitants of Gangjeong Village" for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Besieged by Burkas - 22 February 12:15-1:15 pm 22 February 2013 - Classroom 3 .
This presentation presents findings from an existing research project in its final stages of completion in the Netherlands. The overall purpose of this project is to analyze contemporary representations of the burka in the West, Europe and North America. By the burka, I mean the garment worn by some women in South Asian (Islamic) traditions, and used as cover in public.
The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education offers 6-week online course,1st March, 2013 15 February 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is offering its renowned 6-week online course: ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change’ starting next March 1st, 2013.
UPEACE Forum / AQUAPONICS: How to establish a Sustainable Food Production System (8 February) 08 February 2013 - CRC Council Room 12:30 - 2:00pm.
AQUAPONICS* How to establish a Sustainable Food Production System: + combine traditional aquaculture** + with hydroponics**
By Fred Ball
? Types of materials ? Selection of fish and vegetables ? Chemical parameters of the water supply ? Benefits of Aquaponics system compared to traditional methods *Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional . . . **aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with . . . ***hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) . . . in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals. The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic.
UPEACE Forum / International Crisis Management: The Finnish Experiences (6 February, 2013) 06 February 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
FORUM Wednesday 6 February 12:30-2:00 pm Council Room International Crisis Management:
The Finnish Experiences
Pertti Torstila Permanent Under-Secretary of State Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
accompanied by Roy Eriksson Director General LA Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Latin American and Caribbean Night (1 February) 01 February 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
Involving the countries: • Argentina • Bolivia • Colombia • Costa Rica • Ecuador • México • San Kitts and Nevis • Venezuela
World Interfaith Harmony Week (1-7 February, 2013) 1-7 February 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo .
A Celebration at UPEACE of the 3rd U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week Feb 1-7, 2013 On Oct 10, 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/65/5, which affirmed that “mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue” ”constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace” and proclaimed “the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs.”
UPEACE Forum / Getting to the Agreement (28 January 2:30pm) 28 January 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
GETTING TO THE AGREEMENT Third Party Direct Intervention as a Way to Overcome Judgmental Biases in Negotiations
By ANDREA CAPUTO, Ph.D.
Supporter of cooperativeness and collaboration in negotiation and problem solving
Ph.D. in Economics and Management from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, School of Economics
Nonviolence in Action - Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friday (28 January, 1:00pm) 18 January 2013 - Camosu Rodrigo Carazo Class #2.
Kathryn Lee Johnson, EdS & Paul Bueno de Mesquita, PhD School of Education & Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies The University of Rhode Island USA
UPEACE Forum / Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. (17 January, 1:00PM) 17 January 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
Paul Bueno de Mesquita, PhD Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies University of Rhode Island USA
KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE CONFLICT RECONCILATION King’s Legacy for Global Peacebuilding
An introduction to the philosophy, principles, and methodology of nonviolence that guided Dr. King’s most significant accomplishments and contributions to freedom, equality, justice, and world peace.
Extension of Deadline for Registration - UPMUNC 2013 16 January 2013 - Campus Rodrigo Carazo.
The organizing committee for the 2013 annual Model United Nations simulated conference of the University for Peace would like to announce the extension of deadline for registration until the 5th of February 2013 to all wishful participants.