Mahathir Global Peace School
The number of manuscripts, curricula, and initiatives that grapple with some strand of peace education is increasing. However a dearth of critical and cross-disciplinary that examine peace education in conjunction with war and conflict still an open question. Education about and against war therefore is important to provide a comprehensive understanding about war and peace, as pivotal notion to established a democracy. Based on the spirit to educate society Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta and Perdana Global Peace Foundation initiate to establish an International School on Global Peace and Conflict Resolution with the name of Mahathir Global Peace School.
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) and Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) established an International School on Global Peace and Conflict Resolution which is promoted with the name of Mahathir Global Peace School (MGPS). The school was launched by YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad on 3rd June 2013, at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
This School is designed to enable students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to attain a deep understanding of the central issues of peace and security, which will determine the future of humanity. Through their coursework, participants in the programme will broaden their base of knowledge and engage with the major concepts, themes, and debates within international peace and conflict studies, preparing themselves for work with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN and other organizations where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.
To explore strategies in order to construct a peaceful world through the education and multi-cultural understanding.
The curricula of MGPS is designed to embrace matters on conflict resolution, e.g. war, poverty, racism, non violent initiatives for social change and peace building, social transformation and peace.
- To provide a comprehensive knowledge and focus discussion surrounding global peace and conflict resolution, including those concerning its definitional scope and its theoretical and practical relevance in a globalized world.
- To explore the theoretical and practical dimensions of global peace and conflict resolution in an international context where the role of the nation-state is being subjected to significant pressures across all regions.
- To investigate the political, ethical, legal, and economic implications of global peace and its relationship to cosmopolitanism as an alternative to more traditional notions of nationalism.
- To examine the role of international institutions, principally the United Nations, in promoting global peace.
- To examine a range of specific issue areas—including human rights, the environment, migration, security, humanitarian intervention, and gender—through the prism of global peace and associated critiques of global peace.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first steps. We have taken many steps. Let us march forward in this struggle to achieve true civilisation, to criminalise war.”
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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