Peace, Youth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Work with the youth of Northern Ireland to build foundations for peace in an area traumatized by a recently violent past. Community development organizations partner with Susquehanna students to perform service work in cross-community settings. Participants meet with local politicians, ex-members of the IRA and UDA, as well as peace activists to learn more about imperialism's legacy.
Location: Students will travel to Belfast, Ballycastle and Derry with visits to Northern Ireland Assembly, Linenhall Library's political collections, Belfast City Hall, the Bloody Sunday museum and the Apprentice Boys of Derry.
Dates: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Readings and research as assigned by the program directors
Academic credit: Two semester hours, this program and accompanying course satisfy the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Open to all majors.
Application: Online application available on mySU.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program Directors: D. Eric Lassahn, M.Ed., director of residence life and director of the center for civic engagement, and Jennifer Lassahn.