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Our Pedagogy

The Institute provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and organizations seeking to develop their skills in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, diplomacy, policy analysis and international relations.

  • Teaching: A team of well-qualified lecturers drawn from local and international universities provide instructions on selected courses in conflict resolution, international relations and social science research. Emphasis is placed on theory, methodology and practice to develop the students' analytical and critical abilities.
  • Seminars and public lectures: Monthly seminars (conference) known as Hekima Peace Forum, are an integral part of the HIPSIR academic program. Topics pertinent to the study of conflict analysis, peace building, policy analysis, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, forced migration and the conduct of international relations are presented by experts in the field, academics and students. The seminars serve as an important forum for networking with other academic, research and civil society institutions in the search for peace.
  • Research: The Institute trains, encourages, and promotes conducting research on the dynamics of different conflict situations, on-going peace processes and conflict trends, international peacekeeping and regional peace, refugees and displaced persons and human rights issues. The students are required to submit a research project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters degree at HIPSIR. The aim is to produce raw data on the reality on the ground, make a theoretical analysis and propose practical solutions. HIPSIR is also initiating a research centre that will bring together both academics and practitioners with the aim of documenting, appraising and disseminating the theory and practice of peacebuilding and international relations.
  • Facilities: HIPSIR is equipped with modern library and information technology facilities. The Institute is subscribed to many online and print journals on peace studies and international relations. HIPSIR also has conference facilities as well as 14 self-contained rooms and 6 shared rooms.

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Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR)
Physical Address: Riara Road, off Ngong' Road

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