Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2015

May 4 – June 12, 2015 | Courses | Instructors

Admissions for SPI 2015 will open soon! If you would like to be informed when the admissions process begins e-mail us at to be added to our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook.

Interested in:

  • Gaining new skills or knowledge?
  • Enhancing already existing skills?
  • Meeting people from more than 30 countries and sharing stories and experiences?

The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) provides broad-based and specialized trainings that empower participants to contextualize the knowledge to their own situations. Learn more about yourself, others, and the world around you. Courses are open to people interested in integrating conflict transformation, peacebuilding, restorative justice, trauma awareness, and related fields into their own work and life.

The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) offers four 7-day sessions, each with several courses running simultaneously. An interactive approach is used in all courses. Participants will learn from the course instructor as well as other participants and are encouraged to reflect and to share from their own experiences in the “safe space” created by SPI. Courses can be taken for professional training or graduate credit.

Learning Community

The SPI community is one of mutual respect and elicitive learning. An interactive approach is used in all courses to draw upon the rich experience of participants as well as instructors. Participants are encouraged to reflect and to share from their own experiences in the safe space created by SPI. Minds and hearts are further opened outside of the courses with stimulating conversations, laughter, hiking, volleyball, group meals, and other activities.