Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau 2016

Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau 2016 (December 20, 2016 – January 10, 2017) in Panchgani, India

Greetings from the Caux Scholars Team!
It is our pleasure to announce that the Caux Scholars Program-Asia Plateau (CSP-AP) is accepting applications for our winter peacebuilding program in India. We are looking for committed students and young professionals from all continents and diverse backgrounds who will benefit tomorrow’s peacebuilders. CSP-AP is a three-week peacebuilding and sustainable development course. It invites youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding, including issues such as trauma healing, human rights, gender issues, restorative justice, and non-violent action. It teaches students how to be peacebuilders in every facet of their lives.

The cornerstone of CSP’s curriculum is highlighting the need for personal transformation in order to find true reconciliation & sustainable solutions to conflicts. CSP-AP aims to instill principled leadership by focusing on introspection and personal understanding, and interfaith and intercultural experiences. In addition to theoretical approaches to conflict, peace and development, the program aims to develop practical skills in negotiation, building local capacity, applied theater in peacebuilding, community mobilization, and understanding cultures.
Applicant Requirements:
Twenty scholars from around the world are selected for this three-weeks course held in Panchgani, India, at Asia Plateau, an international conference centre of Initiatives of Change.
– Be between the ages of 18 and 35
– Have a high level of academic achievement
– Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service
– Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs
– Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience
– Two letters of recommendation
– 500-word essay describing why you would like to participate in this program
Online application form
Academic Co-Directors

Dr. Ashok Gladston Xavier is the Head of the Department of Social Work in Loyola College, Chennai. He is an expert in the field of conflict and frequently lectures in Asia, Europe and United States. He holds a PhD in Social Work where he studied Livelihood.
Dr. Florina Xavier focuses on working with refugees. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and another in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. She holds a PhD in Social Work where she studied the Quality of Life of Refugees.
Dr. Florina and Dr. Ashok bring a unique combination of working at both the grassroots level and with policy makers. As practitioners of peacebuilding and as academics, they are able to integrate theory and practice together in building a community of trainers and peacebuilders Their areas of expertise include training on trauma awareness and recovery, arts-based approaches to peacebuilding, sustainable development, strategic planning and management, restorative justice and working with community-based organizations.

For more details please check –
Link for online application:

Program Duration: December 20, 2016 – January 10, 2017
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any query regarding the program or the application process. Our email id is:

On behalf of the Caux Scholars Team
Jitka Hromek-Vaitla & Dr. Nidhi Shendurnikar

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