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Skills Institutes

International Negotiations

Course description: This skills institute provides an in-depth overview of negotiation techniques for track one and track two diplomacy. This course is divided into three sections. First, students are given a short introduction on: (a) multi-party negotiations; (b) three-dimensional negotiation; (c) international and global negotiations; and (d) apparently intractable conflicts. Second, students are given a comprehensive overview on negotiations regarding the rights of persons with disabilities. Finally, students are expected to delve into one particular context within the aforementioned field in much more detail, producing a significant white paper and presenting their findings to the class at the end of the skills institute.

Instructor: Ambassador Luis Gallegos
Permanent Representative of Ecuador, UN Office at Geneva; Vice President, UN Human Rights Council; Chair, UN Committee that Negotiated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Time and Day: Next Course Dates TBD

Project Evaluation

Course description: Project evaluation is a critical component in designing and operating effective projects and accomplishing policy goals. This skills institute serves as an introduction to the elements of policy and project analysis for project managers, especially in the field of disability policy. Normative criteria for project evaluation, systematic strategies for assessing and measuring the effects of project elements and policy changes, logistics, and limitations are the focal points of this Institute.

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Ellis
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Co-Chair, IDPP Evaluation Committee
Time and Day: Next Course Dates TBD