The Foundation for International Education + AMIDEAST

The Foundation for International Education and AMIDEAST have partnered to offer an expanded summer 2012 program, Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East and Beyond, now including the opportunity to study Intensive Arabic Language if your student chooses. We have added new scholarship support for the program, Amman homestays, and a study tour to Northern Ireland during the time students are in London.


There are now two scholarship opportunities for students:

· Your students may apply for the London-Amman Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Program for a $1000 scholarship program.

· Additionally we have just received a grant to award additional scholarship funding, in the amount of $2000 additional dollars.

Both these scholarships are described and applications are available for them on the FIE Scholarships page<> – please scroll down the page to London-Amman scholarship information. Some of your students may be eligible to apply for Diversity Network and Gilman Scholarships as well to help them attend this program. Both are described on the scholarships page.


In this unique program students focus on the theory of conflict resolution while in London, utilizing the Irish Troubles as a case study, and meeting with academicians as well as with practitioners who negotiated the Northern Ireland/U.K. settlement. They take this lens to Amman, Jordan, to examine the Arab-Israeli conflict, but also the many other critical regional conflicts, including issues with Syria, Iraq and Iran, Lebanon, and Yemen as well as the ever important inter-tribal conflict which impacts the region. In Amman students again meet with academicians who bring multiple perspectives to the table, as well as political, tribal and cultural leaders, in an effort to understand the complexity of the region, its challenges, and opportunities and obstacles embedded in peace negotiations. Students can then choose to stay in Amman for an intensive Arabic semester course in Beginning, Mid-level and Advanced Modern Standard Arabic.


Dr. Paul Arthur is Professor of Politics and former Director of the Graduate Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster. Dr. Zaid Eyadat is associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Jordan and the chairperson of Human Rights and Human Development department. You may read a letter from the faculty about this program:

A Note From the Faculty<>

MORE INFORMATION: Please click here for an update on the program<>, including course descriptions and syllabi, faculty vita, study tour descriptions, and more. You may view a video made by a student in the inaugural 2011 program:
Participant Reflects on the 2011 Program<>

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