Nonviolent Conflict Intervention Training Workshop

This training is an introduction to nonviolent intervention and the protection of civilians. It is led by Michael Beer whose experience includes leadership roles at Nonviolence International and Peace Brigades International.

This is a beginner’s workshop designed for those that may never have studied any special communication or violence prevention methods. This workshop will expose participants to a variety of strategies and skills that are used in the types of conflicts that might arise in your personal life as well as in other settings. During the workshop, participants will practice specific skills, and you will get some idea of things people say and do when they are members of domestic or international peace teams.

At the end of the session, participants will have an increased awareness of conflict situations in which a nonviolent intervention would be helpful. You may want to try out new skills with family members, co-workers, and neighbors. Perhaps you will want to learn more about domestic and international organizations engaged in developing this practice.

The training workshop is for students, faculty, and staff members of Georgetown University and designed for maximum 16 participants. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are asked to commit to the entire four-hour session. Snacks will be provided.

How to Sign-Up: To sign up for the workshop, please email the Program on Justice and Peace student assistant, Heather Hedges, at by Monday, October 1st. (Please include your NET ID.)

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Professor Eli McCarthy at or (301) 588-4030. For more information about the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown, visit our website at:

*An advanced 8-hour training will occur on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 2013 led by David Grant of Nonviolent Peaceforce.

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 103
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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