Peace, Trade & Development Program

The Peace, Trade & Development program (PTD) exposes participants to challenging learning experiences to master key concepts and tools in human security, global trade, social change and development.

About Our Program

Who should participate?

The custom designed curriculum has been created for upper-level undergraduates, prospective graduate students, and new professionals who are inspired or intrigued by the following questions:

How do we promote peace-building and positive social change?

What role do businesses, governments, and civil society organizations play in shaping global development?

How does my future career fit into the mix and what emerging professional paths are on the horizon?

If these questions resonate with you, the Peace, Trade and Development Certificate Program could launch you on the path to become an effective agent of global change.

What Will You Do in the Program?

Over a four-week period, participants work through an integrated curriculum covering trade policy, development, conflict resolution and social change, and their impact on crucial global issues.

Classes are delivered by policy and business faculty from the Monterey Institute, and include both lectures and “hands-on” learning from case studies, simulations, and group discussions. A series of site visits allow participants to see these concepts in action, taking advantage of California’s unique role in the global economy. Previous site visits have been hosted by Google, Facebook, Apple and many more.

Summer 2014 Schedule

July 7-31, 2014; Class will take place in Monterey and the San Francisco Bay area. 

How to Apply

General Applicants

To apply for the general Peace, Trade and Development Program attendance, visit our online application. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadline for general applicants is May 1.

Davis UWC Applicants

To apply for the Peace, Trade and Development Program Davis UWC Fellowship, visit our online application. UWC applications are due February 15