The Global Issues Resource Center provides training and technical assistance on conflict management and related topics including violence prevention, democracy education, and civic engagement across the United States of America and around the world. Please find below a sample of our work. We also encourage you to explore the links on the left to learn more about other aspects of our work.
Current & Upcoming Special Projects:
Photographic Images: A Local to Global Perspective, Critical issues affecting our planet and it's people
This event sponsored by Global Issues Resource Center seeks to raise awareness of peacebuilding efforts developed and supported by local organizations, students at Tri-C and Global Issues Resource Center. While each initiative clearly has a global component and touches people in countries all over the world, each project also engages the local community through projects and programming in the Cleveland area. Exhibited at both East and West Campus libraries during February and March, the exhibit was on display at Ohio University's Kennedy Art Museum from July - December 2011.
Exhibit Brochure: HERE
Ohio Department of Education's International Education Rubric: HERE
- Costa Rica
- Israel and the Palestinian Territories
- South Korea
- Trinidad and Tobago
International Capacity Building in Conflict Management and Democracy Education
Leadership for International Organizations
Global Issues Resource Center co-chairs the Peace Education Working Groups of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). Active participating countries in this working group include Ghana, Kenya, Montenegro, Ukraine, the Philippines, the United States of America, South Korea and Australia. The Peace Education working group main goals include: building the capacity of regional educators and practitioners, exchanging resources, promoting good practices and collaboration between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Ministries of Education, supporting exchanged between countries, and other governmental organizations. To date, the working group has held several international conferences, funded international training and learning exchanges for teacher, NGO and governmental education representatives, training of members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and university faculty as well as on the development of curricular resources. For more information, please visit: www.gppac.net
Global Issues Resource Center (the Center) serves as one of the U.S. Representatives (in partnership with the United States Department of Education) on the Organization of American States (OAS) Advisory Board of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices with representatives from the 35 member countries. The OAS is a regional organization for the Americas and the Caribbean whose aims are to strengthen the peace and security of the continent, promote cooperative action and promote and consolidate representative democracy. Through the support of the OAS, the Center has provided presentations and trainings in Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Guatemala and Colombia. For more information on the OAS, please visit: www.oas.org
Global Issues Resource Center (The Center) provides capacity building in the countries through trainings for educators, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government officials in several countries in the Caribbean through a project titled “An Inter-Sectoral Approach to Fostering Democratic Culture in Schools and Local Communities in Countries of the Caribbean”, funded by the International Governmental Organization, The Organization of American States. While work is ongoing, trainings have taken place in St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago. This project built on an earlier project in Trinidad and Tobago with the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Education during which the Center provided trainings to government officials in conflict resolution education to assist in building the country’s capacity for developing and strengthening a culture of democracy among youth. The Center has also provided similar support to NGOs and Ministry of Education staff in Belize to develop capacity in conflict education through support of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy.
“Sustainable Regional Education Efforts for Safer More Inclusive Communities” November 9th – 10th, 2011 Heredia, Costa Rica
The Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica in collaboration with the European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP), in its role as the Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and Global Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga Community College, invited teams of governmental and non-governmental organizations from 13 countries from around the world to a two-day working group meeting to examine best practices in infrastructure development and the role of governmental/non-governmental partnerships at a national/regional level to address youth violence/conflict This working group meeting involved teams of governmental and non-governmental peace and conflict resolution education practitioners and government officials that work together to address these issues at a national/regional policy level. For more information, please click HERE
An Inter-Sectoral Approach to Fostering Democratic Culture in Schools and Local Communities in Countries of the Caribbean