The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University is hosting the 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute on the university's beautiful campus located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan. This is two-week institute will run from July 10, 2017 to July 20, 2017.
During the course of the two weeks, a diverse group of high school students (grades 10-12 only) will be invited to explore issues related to conflict resolution, violence prevention, diversity, international politics, and social justice all in the spirit of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. In order to participate in the institute, you must be ENTERING the 10th Grade as of Fall 2017.
Dr. Ralph Bunche was an international conflict resolution practioner and a skilled negotiator. He was also a native Detroiter and the first person of color to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize. The summer institute is designed to inform students about Dr. Bunche's life and peacemaking legacy in the Middle East and Africa through the United Nations while also preparing high school students by enhancing their multicultural skills and abilities to work towards promoting harmony and peace in their own lives, with each other, the community, and the world as a whole.
In order to find out more about the summer institute, feel free to check out WDET's interview with Center Director, Dr. Frederic Pearson, and Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Director, Barbara L. Jones, from 2016 with WDET's Amy Miller. Model D's reporter, Emell Adolphus, also published an article on the program in 2016 which includes several interviews with institute participants. Feel free to look through Model D's article "Keeping the peace: Wayne State program continues longtime work of youth conflict resolution" as well.
In order to participate in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, each student MUST complete the following application online:
In order to participate in the institute, you must be ENTERING the 10th Grade as of Fall 2017. Once all of the application materials have been successfuly submitted, a confirmation email will be sent. The staff at the Center for Peace and Conflict studies will review the student's application and the student will be notified as soon as possible regarding their admission to the program.
If the applicant runs into issues completing the online application form, please re-open the link in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
For more information please contact Program Director:
Barbara L. Jones
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