The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) and UQ School of Political Science and International Studies are pleased to announce that we will be offering a new intensive mode Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Preventionprogram, beginning in June 2017. The Graduate Certificate program gives graduate students and practitioners rigorous and practical skills in preventing and atrocities at the local, national, and global levels. These practical skills are supported by a strong academic orientation. The field of atrocity prevention is a new and growing area, and reflects growing international and state resolve to stop atrocity situations before they occur.
The focus of the Graduate Certificate is on the critical importance of strengthening both strategic assessment and prevention as well as developing the capacity of governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and civil society organizations to better respond to and avert potential mass atrocity situations. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to study and reflect on current issues and threats facing both in the region and globally.
The Graduate Certificate includes four required courses: Introduction to the Responsibility to Protect, Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention, and Practices of Atrocity Prevention. The courses will be taught by APR2P staff, including Centre Director Professor Alex Bellamy; Centre Regional Director Noel Morada; and Centre Deputy Director Sarah Teitt.
The courses will be offered in intensive mode during the Australian winter break( June and July) . The Graduate Certificate can be completed as standalone program completed on either a full time or part time basis. Alternatively, students who complete courses in the program can also have the credit from the program count towards a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies, which is also offered by the UQ School of Political Science and International Studies. To enrol in the degree, students need either to have previously completed an approved bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale or any post-secondary degree and two years’ relevant work experience.
The Centre also offers students and young professionals an exciting opportunity to engage with the work of the Centre and gain invaluable work and research experience in the field of genocide and mass atrocities prevention and response. There are two main pathways for engaging with the work of the Centre: independent studies and PhDs.