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Jan 26, 2016 - Announcing Peace Boat's Global University Programmes 2016
Peace Boat is pleased to announce that two Global University Programmes will be held in 2016 onboard the 92nd Global Voyage as follows:

Asia: August 15-29, 2016 (15 days, during Asian segment): Finding Solutions to Human Security Challenges
Atlantic: October 4-21, 2016 (18 days, during Atlantic segment): Changing the Approach: Humanitarian Disarmament, International Law, and the UN

Your First Step Towards Affecting Change in the World

Natural disasters, global warming, war, poverty...in an era full of adversities and crises, there is a growing apprehension and uncertainty. Leaders who can rise to these challenges are needed more than ever. Peace Boat's Global University aims to empower young leaders to use knowledge as a tool, take into account the voices of those directly exposed to these issues, and become leaders who can build solutions to global problems with empathy and passion.

In 2016, there will be two Global University Programmes: one in August in Asia on "Human Security," and the other in October crossing the Atlantic on "Disarmament and International Law."

What is Global University?

Global University is a peace education programme which takes place at sea during Peace Boat's Global Voyages. The Global University offers a unique curriculum combining "exposure" programmes (field visits) in ports and workshops and seminars onboard, addressing a range of global issues, including but not limited to, peace, human rights, and the environment. The Global University Programme aims to nurture future leaders by equipping them with the knowledge, means and experience to actively engage in the third sector such as non-government organizations, international bodies and local activism.

Global University offers a short-term intensive program in English, targeting students and young leaders from across the world. Throughout the programme, participants will have opportunities to witness first-hand what the consequences of global issues are for the people, countries and communities they are visiting. They will also have ample chance to exchange opinions and experiences with other participants and discuss concrete action plans they can engage in to affect change in the region and the world.

One or two guest educators usually accompany the programme to facilitate participants' learning. Educators are experts from academic institutions, international organisations, and/or NGOs and NPOs.

Full reports (PDF) of past programmes can be downloaded here: 2014 and 2015

Watch a video on the programme here!


August: Asia [Yokohama-Keelung (Taiwan)-Singapore]

Dates

August 15-29, 2016 [15 days] *The programme starts in Tokyo and ends in Singapore

Programme Theme and Sub-Themes:
Finding Solutions to Human Security Challenges
- Defining Human Security Challenges
- Reducing Disaster Risks
- Preparing for the Next Pandemics
- When Forced Migration Becomes a Refugee Crisis

Ports of Call:

- Tokyo [August 16-17] Making Invisible Visible: Poverty in Metropolitan Tokyo
- Keelung (Taiwan) [August 22] Understanding the Costs: Human (In)security through Taipei's Urbanisation
- Singapore [August 28-29] Borderless Problems, Borderless Solutions: A Regional & Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Navigators:

OSHIDARI Kenro | Former United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for Asia
KIM Kyungmook | Professor, Chukyo University (Until March 2016) and Waseda University (From April 2016)
Surichai WUN'GAEO | Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Programme cost

JPY 267,300 This includes programme and tuition costs, including three exposure programs and accommodation and food costs throughout the programme onboard Peace Boat.
*Separate charges will be incurred as follows: JPY 5,500 for onboard tips and 5,400 yen for port charges.
*The cost above does not include transportation (e.g., flights) to Tokyo and from Singapore.
*Participants are responsible for obtaining visas needed to join the program and the financial costs of the visas.

Please download the brochure for more details on the Asia Segment programme. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE or HERE (smaller file)
To apply, please download the application form HERE


October: Atlantic [Amsterdam-Reykjavik-New York]

Dates

Tuesday 4 OctoberFriday 21 October, 2016 [18 days]
*The programme starts in The Hague (The Netherlands) and ends in New York (USA).

Programme Theme and Sub-Themes:
Changing the Approach: Humanitarian Disarmament, International Law, and the UN
- Understanding the Humanitarian Consequences of Weapons
- Banning Weapons: Success Stories and Lessons Learned
- Navigating International Law and the UN System
- Developing "Action for Humanitarian Disarmament"

Ports of Call:

- The Hague [October 5-6] International Humanitarian Law in Action
- Reykjavik [October 11-12] Reykjavik Summit 30th Anniversary Lessons
- New York [October 20-21] Action for Disarmament at the UN

Navigators:

Randy RYDELL | Executive Advisor to Mayors for Peace
Kathleen SULLIVAN | Director of Hibakusha Stories
MUSHAKOJI Kinhide | Former Vice-Rector, United Nations University; Vice-President, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)

Programme cost

JPY 350,600
This includes programme and tuition costs, including three exposure programs and accommodation and food costs throughout the programme onboard Peace Boat.
*Separate charges will be incurred as follows: JPY 7,500 for onboard tips and 5,400 yen for port charges.
*The cost above does not include transportation (e.g., flights) to The Hague and from New York.
*Participants are responsible for obtaining visas needed to join the program and the financial costs of the visas.

Please download the brochure for more details. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE
To apply, please download the application form HERE

Eligibility and How to Apply
Thirty (30) participants of any nationalities, between the age of 18 and 35. Ideal candidates will have strong interest in disarmament, international relations, and/or peace, humanitarian and development studies. People already practising in the field or with prior experiences of initiatives linked to these themes are most encouraged to apply. Adequate command of English, sufficient to understand lectures and participate in discussions, is a minimum requirement. The selection committee will evaluate the application materials based on the "eligibility" to be laid out in the call for participants. Skype/phone interviews may be conducted.

Application Deadlines

Asia Programme:
Round 1 | 17:00 Japan Standard Time, April 30 2016 (Sat)
Round 2 | 17:00 Japan Standard Time, May 31 2016 (Tues)

Atlantic Programme:
Round 1 | 17:00 (Japan Standard Time) June 30, 2016 (Thu)
Round 2 | 17:00 (Japan Standard Time) July 31, 2016 (Sun)

Inquiry
Please email univ [at] peaceboat.gr.jp, clearly indicating that your inquiry relates to "Peace Boat's Global University Programme".

Documents for download