1. The Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) offers a challenging program, informed by a multicultural perspective, in the growing and recognized field of dispute resolution. As an interdisciplinary field, grounded in the fundamental idea that dispute resolution techniques are inherently democratic in giving voice to disputants, the program provides practical and academic experience that constitutes the range of dispute resolution activities: labor and school mediation, commercial arbitration, family counseling, legal negotiation, and international diplomacy. All students participate in a practicum experience intended to strengthen student knowledge, introduce the students to new forms of dispute resolution and build professional relationships both inside and outside the university. More @ http://www.comm.wayne.edu/madr/madr.htm#drgradcert
  2. Dispute Resolution (DR) Graduate Certificate Program
    This program provides professional study and certification to persons holding a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution or those actively pursuing a graduate degree from Wayne State University.Students in the DR Graduate Certificate Program must complete a minimum of fifteen credits in the required courses as listed above and must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0. Transfer of credit from other instructions may not be applied toward the credits required for the graduate certificate. The DR Graduate Certificate Program must be completed within three years.
  3. The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University: Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights. 18 and 29 August 2008, in Turku/Åbo, Finland.Application Form available at: http://web.abo.fi/instut/imr/index.htm
  4. Understanding Women’s Human Rights: This is a six week course, which will next be held in June and July 2008. More at http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/humanRights/teaching/Short_courses.htm#Law,_war_and_human_rights
  5. . International Human Rights Law and Practice: This course will next run in autumn 2008. Registration will open in early summer. More information about the Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice
  6. UC Berkeley: Student Fellowship Application in Human Rights: Applications for the 2008 Human Rights Fellowship Program are due February 29 by 4 PM. Click here for the application cover sheet, instructions, and Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact Rachel Shigekane, Director of Programs, at 510-642-0965 or rshig@berkeley.edu with any questions. More at http://www.hrcberkeley.org/application.html
  7. Human Rights Education Associates-HREA offers a new thematic training course on terrorism, human rights and human security. The course aims at looking beyond the headlines and taking a step back from the information overload on terrorist threats and acts. It provides space for learning more about terrorism as a phenomenon and on different ways of responding to terrorism. Application deadline: 1 March 2008. Apply at http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=279
  8. European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratization: Info at http://www.emahumanrights.org/

[Acknowledgment: Melissa Upreti Page. page initiated through her insight]