Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


About the Peace, Trade & Development Program

We are excited to launch the Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), formerly the Peace, Trade & Development Program. SPP is a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war.

Applications to the Inaugural 2015 SPP are now open!

SPP builds on the 'Peace' dimension that was explored for two years (2013 and 2014) in the Peace, Trade and Development program.

SPP provides an opportunity for participants to learn from the experiences and approaches of scholars and practitioners who work on some of the most difficult challenges our world faces today, including: resolving conflict, ending all forms of violence, providing social justice, and creating more secure and developed societies by transforming the conditions and relationships of conflict. SPP therefore welcomes all those interested in exploring the above-mentioned topics  through a process of self-reflection, gathering of theoretical and conceptual data and its application to real world problems. Students and practitioners in the field of conflict, peace, development and security studies are eligible to apply.

Peacebuilding is a programmatic focus area for the Center, a theme that is reflected in its field research courses, the summer Peacebuilders Fellowship, the annual conference, the research areas of its visiting scholars and its publications, especially its working papers series. As such, the Center is well positioned to bring together its many experiences and contributions to the field of peacebuilding through its network of scholars, practitioners and policy makers and present the multi-dimensionality of peacebuilding.

Learn More

Learn more about the new SPP Program launched by the Center for Conflict Studies. To contact the SPP, please email ccspeacebuilding@miis.edu