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Workshops and Training with

The New York Graduate Plan



Weekly Workshops and Training through


The students of The New York Graduate Plan will be starting with 120+ hours of intensive training workshops in combination with expert lectures focused on peacebuilding, leadership skill sets, and intervention research and development from a Civil Society perspective with Nonviolence International New York. The final portion of training requires students complete 80+ hours of participation in Civil Society coalitions at the United Nations through high-level conferences and other international agreements, laws, and treaties.








Workshops &


Leadership Skills

This will be hosted in partnership with Nonviolence International Leadership Members and our The Prem Rawat Foundation's Peace Education Program Facilitator, Carol Ryan. This series of workshops focus on developing leadership and facilitation skills via communication, management, and community building activities. The program gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity, and their inner resources such as choice, hope, and dignity. In completing this workshop, participants will be able to take charge of their individual projects while also empowering their community and teams to achieve the best results. Duration: 2-hours │Weekly sessions

Discussion Group

After each lesson, workshop, and training their will be a small group discussion that provides each participant to analyze the content and discuss it with their peers. They will also have this time to discuss ways to apply this content to their digital field work projects. Duration: 2-hours │Weekly sessions

Peace and Conflict in the United Nations

Professor Dr. Makluk Khan In this particular package students will learn about the United Nations including its background, legal basis, charts, purposes, principal Organs, and how it functions. The package will also focus on UN approaches related to the spectrum of Peace & Conflict prevention, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Human Rights protection and international focus on Sexual exploitation & Abuse.

Small Group Discussion

Reflection and discussion, as an integral part of instruction, will allow students to review a concept, ask questions, exchange ideas with fellow participants, ensure the educational goals are being met and prepare for the week to come. After each class students will meet in their small group discussion to help them apply content from the lecture to other classes and their field work project.

Understanding Post Soveit Space  Historical Development and civil peace building Challenges

Professor Andre Kamenshikov Andre Kamenshikov is a civil society activist in the field of peacebuilding, with both a US and Russian background. He graduated Moscow State University majoring in sociology in 1991 as well as studied various subjects in Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin and undertook courses in human rights and other relevant topics. He is the representative of a US-based NGO Nonviolence International and the regional coordinator of an international civil society network - the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in the Eastern Europe region. He has over 28 years of experience as a civil peacebuilding activist in conflict areas of the ex-USSR and was a founder of a few civil society organizations in those countries. For 22 years he was based in Russia, till the political climate forced him to move to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he continues working with the local civil society sector on enhancing its capacities to contribute to peace and democratic development of the country. He is an author of a number of publications about the role of civil society in post-soviet conflicts, including “International experience of civilian peacebuilding in the post-soviet space” (2016), the “Strategic framework for the development of civil peacebuilding activities in Ukraine” (2017). Duration 1.5 hours | Weekly Session


The New York Graduate Plan offers applicants an opportunity unlike any other program of its kind. Through our curriculum, locations and field opportunities, we will provide participants with the tools and support needed to ensure individual success. We invite interested applicants to apply through the link below and take the first steps toward changing the world today.


Gain Experience with the United Nations