The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is a three-week residential program with an intake of about 20 young leaders from around the world, offering a multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, and principled leadership.
The applications for CSP-AP 2016 are now closed. Next year's application portal will open some time in August 2017. Interested applicants may check the website accordingly.
The application deadline is now extended till 26 August, 2016.
CSP trains practitioners of mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty. Scholars learn to analyze conflicts, understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and gain a practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts. They will further develop their skills by traveling into communities surrounding Panchgani to observe and experience peacebuilding and development work in the field.
Through interaction with a diverse array of peacebuilders and practical experience in the field of sustainable development, scholars will leave better prepared to address the conflicts that they face in their communities.
In addition to this academic coursework, scholars will work in teams to provide service in the conference center. IofC champions the cause of ‘service for leadership,' creating a cohesive community among conference participants and scholars.
While CSP is not affiliated with a university and does not offer credit, it is often possible for participants to secure credit through their own institution, in consultation with their professor and pursuant to their requirements. CSP is willing to assist in this.
Since its inception in 1991 the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 438 students from more than 100 countries. There is now an active alumni network engaged in academics, politics, international organizations and grassroots initiatives.
The program is held annually in Caux, Switzerland, and since last year, at Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India.