Global Curriculum

INP is equipping global leadership with psychologically sophisticated frameworks and tools to support their efforts at resolving conflict through intercultural understanding and cooperation rather than confrontation.  The impetus for this project comes from a set of grave facts:  Over the past generation, destructive conflict in all its forms –from international and intrastate conflict to genocide—has led to the loss of millions of lives and trillions of dollars. In the past twenty years alone, conflict in the Middle East has cost thousands of lives and more than 12 trillion dollars.  While much has been done to address ongoing violence through peacekeeping and other efforts, much less has been done to prevent violence before it breaks out.

INP's Global Curriculum Team has been developing curricular materials including firsthand case narratives from senior-level global leaders along with a robust method of negotiation we created, the 5x5 Framework of Negotiation.  The case narratives --from such leaders as Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, Morgan Tsvangarai, Betty Bigombe, and Lakhdar Brahimi--were gathered through a unique collaboration between INP and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention.  For several years, we worked closely with the Global Agenda Council to conceptualize how the Global Curriculum could provide leadership with empirically supported, practical theories to help them better address the emotional and identity-based dimensions of conflict. INP now partners regularly with governments and organizations to deliver the curriculum to their leaders.

Panel of Experts

The following leaders have served as members of the Council on Conflict Prevention have contributed to the Curriculum’s evolution:

Daniel Shapiro (Chair; Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program)
Bertie Ahern (former Prime Minister of Ireland)
Kwesi Aning (Head, Conflict Prevention, Management, and Resolution Department, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center)
Louise Arbour (President and CEO, International Crisis Group)
Betty Bigombe (Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace)
Tony Blair (UN Middle East Quartet and Representative)
Kvell Bondevik (former President of Norway; President of Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights)
Lakhdar Brahimi (Special Advisor to the UN Secretary  General)
Andrew Cohen (Managing Director, JP Morgan)
Chester Crocker (Professor, Georgetown University)
Raghida Dergham (Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Al Hayat)
Bineta Diop (Founder and Executive Director, Femmes Africa Solidarité)
James Gilligan (Professor, New York University)
David Harland (Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue)
Shamil Idriss (Deputy Director, Office of the Alliance of Civilizations, United Nations)
Martin Indyk (Vice-President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution)
Steve Killelea (Founder, Global Peace Index)
Geir Lundestad (Director, Norwegian Nobel Institute)
Jessica Matthews (President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Amre Moussa (Secretary General, League of Arab States)
Jehan Perera (Executive Director, National Peace Council of Sri Lanka)
Jonathan Powell (former Chief of Staff to Tony Blair; Senior Managing Director, Morgan Stanley)
Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland; President, Realizing Rights)
Herbert Salber (Director, Conflict Prevention Center, OSCE)
Jiro Tamura (Professor of Law, Keio University)
Yan Xuetong (Dean, Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University Science Park)


* This council met from 2008-2011, and a number of the members remain active to date in advancing the Global Curriculum.