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Call for Applications: The 5th Annual Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights & Peace: Developing Skills and Knowledge on Peace and Transformative Peacebuilding

Online Workshop – between 11 October – 18 November 2021 (12 Days)

SHAPE-SEA, through ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) in cooperation with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University and the Research and Education for Peace (REPUSM), Universiti Sains Malaysia with support of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo are pleased to announce the call for participants for the Fifth Annual Lecturer Workshop on Teaching Human Rights/Peace: Developing Skills and Knowledge on Peace and Transformative Peacebuilding. This online workshop aims to develop lecturer skills and knowledge for teaching peace and transformative peacebuilding (which linkage to human rights) at the undergraduate and graduate level.The objectives are:

  • Build and strengthen knowledge on theories and concepts of peace, conflict, violence;
  • Establish links between human rights and peace;
  • Develop skills for teaching peace in the university as well as methods of assessment and evaluation of students;
  • Introduce lecturers to textbooks and other resources for teaching peace and/or human rights;

Feedback from previous participants show a very high level of satisfaction, for example, the 2020 online lecturer workshop on teaching human rights.

“The excellent combination between theories and practice (The workshop modules) so that this workshop could help in providing real contexts in understanding concepts and designing curriculum.”

“I really like the trainers. They are experts at the subject they teach. They presented and explained well. It is online training, but never boring. It is very interesting and very helpful in teaching human rights in our universities.”

WORKSHOP MODULEThe workshop shall be conducted into two modules:

  • Module 1 will be covering a wide range of topics including concepts and theories of peace and conflict, peace in practice – conflict transformation- peacebuilding, peace process, as well as critical perspectives for human rights and peace/conflict – gender – links between development and peace/conflicts.
  • Module 2 will be covering practical/teaching skills for those who are teaching or are interested in or preparing to teach peace at the university level including developing a basic syllabus, course plans, class outline, and example exercises or assessments.

WHO CAN APPLY?The workshop is open to Southeast Asian lecturers or teaching assistants who are

(1)    affiliated with a Southeast Asian University,(2)    who are currently teaching, or are planning to teach peace and/or transformative peacebuilding and/or human rights in the near future.

SELECTION CRITERIAThe selection criteria will focus on who are currently teaching or plan to teach peace and/or transformative peacebuilding and/or human rights in the near future with

  • Active teaching record;
  • Good English speaking, listening and writing skills;
  • Gender balance, however we strongly encourage women and members of LGBTIQ communities to apply;
  • Be able to commit to attend the full programme of the course.


  • Fill in an online application form together with an Endorsement letter from your program director or head of department, or Dean. The letter should explain how the applicant’s participation in the program fits into the School/Faculty/University priorities and activities. (maximum one page)
  • Deadline for Submission: Extended until 10 September 2021 (23:59 BKK Time)

Successful candidates will be informed by end of September 2021 For enquiries, please contact Ms. Sunsanee Sutthisunsanee, Project Manager for Education at

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