Teaching and learning peace in Iran

Teaching and learning peace - the peace education team of Berghof Foundation has, in cooperation with local partners, prepared a series of events that took place in September 2017 in Tehran. On invitation of the Berghof Foundation Prof. Hanne-Margret Birckenbach, University of Giessen, and Prof. Werner Wintersteiner, University of Klagenfurt, contributed to these events by giving lectures on Global Citizenship and the Logic of Peace.

Summerschool "Youth, Dialogue and Peacebuilding": 20 young participants from Iran and seven neighbouring countries came together for a regional Summerschool. Together, they developed visions for living peacefully together and worked on their peace skills. In interactive exercises and roleplays, they approached the topics peace, conflict, intercultural dialogue, Global Citizenship and Logic of Peace, and discussed conditions for a peaceful society.

Master program Peace Studies: The University Allameh Tabataba'i conducted a Roundtable as part of the development of a Master's programme in peace and conflict studies. Professors from the University of Tehran, University Shahid Beheshti, the School of International Relations of the Foreign Ministry and University Allameh Tabataba'i discussed together with the guests from Germany and Austria a draft prepared by the university. Afterwards, the draft will be adapted and developed further. ATU is reporting here and here about the event.

Workshop with students: During a half day workshop at the University Shahid Beheshti, 50 interested students got the chance to explore the topics Global Citizenship and Logic of Peace.