Program

Conflict Resolution

 

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”

- Author Archibald MacLeish, first American member of UNESCO's governing board, 1945

 

Pearson College UWC believes that the world can achieve peace and a sustainable future by educating youth—from different parts of the world, with different values, orientations and attitudes—to peacefully resolve conflict together, and to fearlessly practice greater tolerance and mutual aid at home and in the world.

We turn education, both inside and outside the classroom, into a force for reducing group conflict. And we provide plenty of opportunities for students to develop conflict resolution skills, as they:

In addition to learning by practice, the College is piloting Conflict Resolution Workshops in 2011, with the goal of having students learn:

We expect students to challenge themselves and to carefully consider the views and desires of others during their time at Pearson.