Northern Ireland Novemeber 28th-December 1st: SLA Tim Bertucci led by Prof. James Stapleton
The purpose of this trip is to learn about peace-building and conflict resolution programs in Derry, Northern Ireland, site of the 1972 Bloody Sunday. Conflict resolution is a growing field of academic study dedicated to exploring how and why religious, ethnic, and cultural identities underlie most conflicts across the globe. There is an increasing demand for international relief workers, lawyers, and diplomats to be trained in areas of conflict resolution studies. A trip to Derry represents a unique opportunity to observe, first hand, problems in a real world situation. Student will hear from people on both the Catholic and Protestant sides of the Northern Ireland conflict who have dedicated themselves to the peace efforts. While in Dublin, students will also have an opportunity to hear from Mr. Dan O'Brien, the Economics Editor from The Irish Times.
In addition to developing an understanding of conflict resolution, students will visit such sites such as the Giant's Causeway and Guinness Factory. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the JFRC community members that participate in the trip will share in a Thanksgiving dinner.