Please note that this programme has been postponed due to COVID-19. New dates for 2021 will be announced.
Become a Caux Program Scholar!
The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is part of an active, multidiscipline alumni network of Initiatives of Change USA that provides an experiential learning opportunity in conflict transformation, transitional justice and principled leadership.
In this 30-day residential program, the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) students learn to analyze the factors that create and sustain conflicts and to use peacemaking tools to diffuse conflicts by drawing on lessons learned from conflict prevention, negotiation, development studies, international relations, trauma healing and restorative justice. The scholars also work in simulations of the international criminal courts, practice facilitating workshops in ongoing IofC conferences such as Tools for Changemakers, and visit with officials at the United Nations, Geneva Center for International Policy and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Scholars represent diverse cultures, beliefs, languages, educational and religious backgrounds. More than 600 global graduates of CSP share their critical knowledge and experiences in addressing conflicts of many kinds in over 60 countries. CSP has been a part of the Caux Forum for 28 years. Each year, the Caux Forum connects 1,500 leaders in civil society, government and business through conferences, trainings and dialogues to build a just, sustainable and peaceful world.
What is the Caux Scholar Program like?
The natural beauty of Caux, Switzerland gives space for Scholars to reflect on their own personal and professional journeys, their commitment to honest accountability, and service toward building inclusive and just communities. As an experience in equality, service, and community, Scholars partake in the unique "spirit of Caux" to cooperatively work 7 hours per week to complete practical daily tasks at the Mountain House residence, including dining room service, cooking, housekeeping, gardening or reception.
More information about cost and logistics can be found on the IofC USA website.