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Contact : Johan Galtung, Director - Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, Executive secretary
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Created : 1993 Statut : Privé

Mission Statement : TRANSCEND is a "virtual" organization: a network of more than 200 of the world’s leading practitioners and scholars in peacebuilding and development from over 60 countries around the world.. TRANSCEND was founded August 1993 by Johan Galtung and Fumiko Nishimura, Otto Scharmer and Katrin Käufer as a conflict mediation organization, based on Galtung's experience with 20 conflicts over 35 years. Dietrich Fischer joined, and the real start was 19 June 1995 when Fischer and Galtung from Switzerland invited 11 others. The Executive Committee consists at present of Galtung director, Fischer co-director, Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen executive secretary and Katrin Käufer treasurer. TRANSCEND is based on four pillars/modes of activity: action, education/training, dissemination, research. The TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) is TRANSCEND's peace education/training arm, delivering on-site and on-line courses. It was established formally at a TRANSCEND meeting held in Cambridge, MA March 2001. TPU's purpose is to prepare participants with the knowledge and skills required for professional peacework, focusing on the creative transformation of conflicts. While emphasizing graduate courses, it also provides educational programs suitable for motivated non-academic participants. All courses emphasize professional practice. Most participants have had relevant field experience and are also resource people, drawing on their own experience as they expand that experience through the course work.

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In addition to the presentation of the organisation, and other materials, the Website proposes the TRANSCEND Handbook "Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means: The TRANSCEND Method": it can be download as a full PDF document (size: 1,7 MB) or by moduls. It includes the participant's and the trainer's manual of TRANSCEND approach to possible conflit transformation. Media practitioners visiting the web site will give special attention to the section "Peace Journalism", where various documents and reports from previous workshops are posted, namely: * The Peace Journalism Option: this paper represents the findings of a Conflict and Peace Journalism summer school which took place in UK in 1997; * Peace Journalism - How to Do It?, by Annabel McGoldrick and Jake Lynch, October, 2000 : it s a manual on Peace Journalism. * Reporting the World: The Role of Media Organizations and Journalists in Reporting on War, Conflict and Peace, by Jake Lynch: it is the extensive presentation of an intensive three-days training programme/workshop for professional journalists and media organizations reporting on conflict situations in South-Eastern Europe and internationally (2003). * Using Conflict Analysis in Reporting, The Peace Journalism Option 3, by Jake Lynch for Conflict and Peace Forums. All these documents are available and readable, but there is no "printer-friendly" option, which can be understood in view of protecting the copyrights of these texts and documents.

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