Units of Study

PACS6902 - Reconciliation & Conflict Transformation

Winter Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


In this unit we explore the concepts of apology, forgiveness, reconciliation and justice as they apply to the transformation of conflicts and building of peace at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, community, national and international levels. Psychological, spiritual, structural and political dimensions of reconciliation mechanisms including truth commissions, victim-offender reconciliation and family group conferencing. Integral to this unit is a consideration of indigenous perspectives on reconciliation as a means of building peaceful relationships and societies. Case studies include South Africa, Bougainville, Rwanda and East Timor.


1x1200wd reflection exercise (20%), 1x3500wd essay (55%), class and role play participation (25%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or the equivalent intensive

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