IPD Academic Programs: Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking - Contribute
                 We bring together  Academicians, State, Private and Public Sectors

 Video Film of IPD 9th Summer Academy 2018: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yra6gqXMaZo&t=75s 

Video Film of IPD 2nd Autumn Academy 2017: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwyXhGMry0

 Video Film of IPD 8th Summer Academy 2017:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_uawBq0viw&t=68s 

Video Film of IPD 7th Summer Academy 2017:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ldQ1hJHaZ8&feature=youtu.be 

Membership for Global Peace Ambassadors Network, GPAN - Please fill and send the registration form to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

Job Vacancy - We are looking for experienced and interested person for Marketing and Fundraising position. If you are interested candidate please send us your CV and motivation letter by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

Customer Base Training Program, CBTP - Besides its annual scheduled trainings, according to your institutional or community training demands IPD can prepare relevant training programs for your team members and target groups.

Customer Base Training Program partners could be State, Private, Public, School, Collage or Academic Institutions.

We can design training programs in German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Turkish languages for children, young and elder people.

We are looking forward to work with you and your Institution.

Call for Swiss Host Family for Partnership: We are looking for Swiss Host Families from all over the Swiss Kantons to host our researcher in the family for 3-12 month period under Visitor Research Program, VRPThe main aim to work closly with the Swiss Host Families is to help our Researchers to integrate easy to the Swiss culture, tradition and learn more about Switzerland directly from the local people. IPD will cover researcher`s room rent fee during the research period and researcher will be responsible for all the feeding expenses during the whole period of research stay. If you are interested please send us your filled application and CV via email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

Internship: We are looking for internees from Switzerland during the IPD short-long term Academic Programs. If you are interested, please send us your CV, half page Motivation letter and  passport page via email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

To be Sending Organisation

We are inviting state, private, public and academic institutions from different countries to send their individual or group participants to our short/long term academic programs. If your organization is interested on partnership, we will gladly receive your proposals by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch.


IPD Academic Programs`broad range interested participants are

- Representatives of Government Institutions, Diplomatic Missions, Courts and Political Parties: To get knowledge on how to deal, manage and solve conflicts between states, civil society leaders, political party leaders and between government-civil society institutions.

- Representatives Private Sector: To get knowledge on how to deal, manage and solve conflicts with potential clients, with business partners, between employers and between employer-leadership and to enlarge personal skills on intercultural communication, respect diversity and be more tolerant.

- Representatives of IOs and Local NGOs: To get knowledge on how to deal, manage and solve tensions in conflict region and fields together with state institutions, Donors, civil society organisations and private sector.

- Representatives of Universities: To get knowledge on how to develop teaching, study and research methodologies.

- Representatives of Media Institution: To get knowledge on how to deal, manage and solve the conflicts in conflict region and fields.

- Mediators, Peacebuilders, Researchers, Students and any interested people who want to develop their academic knowledge and capacities in Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Dialogue, Security and Human Rights, who have intention to work as mediator, who wants to join missions in conflict regions, who wants to investigate academically the above stated topics and who currently work or live in countries/society with ongoing tensions.

 IPD Past Training Programs

- 2nd International Autumn Academy: 27 October - 03 November, 2018 in Zug, Switzerland

- 10th International Summer Academy: 25 July - 03 August 2018 in Zug, Switzerland
- 9th International Summer Academy: 16 - 25 July, 2018 in Zug, Switzerland
- 1st International Spring Academy: 5 - 12 May, 2018 in Zug, Switzerland
- 1st International Autumn Academy: 29 October - 04 November, 2017 in Zug, Switzerland
- 8th International Summer Academy: 11 - 20 August, 2017 in Zug, Switzerland
- 7th International Summer Academy: 20 - 29 August, 2017 in Zug, Switzerland
- 2nd International Winter Academy: 17 - 26 February, 2017 in Zug, Switzerland
- 6th International Summer Academy: 19 - 29 August, 2016 in Zug, Switzerland
- 5th International Summer Academy: 9 - 19 August, 2016 in Zug, Switzerland
- 1st International Winter Academy: 15 - 25 February, 2016 in Zug, Switzerland
- 4th International Summer Academy: 17 - 27 August, 2015 in Zug, Switzerland
- 3rd International Summer Academy: 07 - 17 August, 2015 in Zug, Switzerland
- 2nd International Summer Academy: 17 - 27 August, 2014 in Zug, Switzerland
- 1st International Summer Academy: 01 - 11 September 2013 in Vienna, Austria

IPD Past Research Programs


- 3 Month Autumn Research Program: 27 October, 2018 - 24 January, 2019

- 3 Month Summer Research Program: 16 July - 13 October, 2018

- 3 Month Spring Research Program: 5 - 12 May, 2018

- 3 Month Autumn Research Program: 29 October, 2017 - 25 January, 2018

- 3 Month Summer Research Program: 11 August - 08 November, 2017

- 3 Month Winter Research Program: 17 February - 16 May, 2017

- 3 Month Summer Research Program: 09 August - 06 November, 2016 

- 3 Month Winter Research Program: 15 February - 14 May, 2016 

- 3 Month Summer CAS-Research Program: 07 August - 06 November, 2015 


International Education & Career Exhibition Events - ZurichEduCa Expo 

- 3rd ZurichEduCa Expo: 12-13 March 2019 at Novotel Hotel Zurich, Switzerland
- 2nd ZurichEduCa Expo: 14-15 March 2018 at Novotel Hotel Zurich, Switzerland
- 1st ZurichEduCa Expo: 24-25 April 2017 at Novo
tel Hotel Zurich, Switzerland

IPD Previous Academic Programs` Lecturers

Prof. Doc. Johan Galtung                                      Mr. Joe Gerada
Prof. Dietrich Fischer                                            Mr. Jorgen Johansen
Prof. Patrice Brodeur                                             Ms. Elena Pruvli
Dr. Karin Schreiner                                               PhD. Aleksandar Weisner
Dr. Sara Clark Habibi                                            Ms. Julianne Funk
Mr. Marko Vukovic                                               Dr. Peter Adler
Mr. Marc Finaud                                                    Dr. Urs Bloesch
Mr. Kenneth Pickles                                              Dr. Alicia Cabezudo
Dr. Carrie Pemberton                                             Ms. Edit Kovari                                                      
Dr. Daniel Mekonnen                                             Dr. Majken Jul Sørensen
Mr. Christophe Barbey                                           Dr. Marcello Mollica
Dr. Andrea Marrone                                               Ms. Ana Shevchenko
Dr. Katarzyna Schubert-Panecka                           Mr. Peter Aeberhard
Dr. Franziska Fran                                                  Mr. Stefan Ziegler
Ms. Elaine Kassanos                                               Dr. Markus Weilenman
Ms. Gundhild Hoenig                                              Mr. Christophe Imhoos

 Who We Are

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of many successful international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue, leadership and human rights. 

Through these events IPD bring together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of empowering global education and building useful networking.

On the same time IPD implemented two ZurichEduCa Expo events in 2017 and 2018 with the participation of Exhibitors from Switzerland, Korea, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Taiwan, Australia, Belgium and United Arab Emirates.

IPD dedicates itself to the promotion of prevention of potential conflicts between and within states, companies and communities by strengthening institutional dialogue, mediation and academic education with the participation of civil societies, INGOs, business and state institutions. To achieve this, IPD provides its beneficiaries with academic-scientific programs (Academic Programs and 3-12 Month Research Programs), educational materials and skills transfer.

IPD invites and work with state institutions, companies, INGOs, think tanks, researchers, media and interested public actors for the cooperation and implementation of conflict management. Through facilitating creative, innovative, effective and sustainable initiatives, IPD aims to empowering constructive intercultural dialogue, good global governance, responsible leadership, peaceful conflict transformation, active global citizenship, human security and welfare through, amongst others, mediation and non-violence methods. IPD is a non-commercial, non.political, non-religious and non-Profit Organisation.

Most conflict situations share some of the characteristics mentioned below

- They need not be inevitable nor eternal.
- Even if parties privy to the conflict are of differing opinions, solutions can be found through building on common values and fostering collective decision making.
- If hostile behaviour escalates, all sides lose.
- Protracted conflicts endanger the development and prosperity of conflict parties.
- Any effort towards dialogue, mediation and negotiation should always be encouraged.

IPD Training Modules


- Peacebuilding

- Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Litigation

- International Law & Justice

- Coaching, Mentoring, Personal and Organisational Development

- International Humanitarian & Trade Organisations

- Conflict Prevention, Management & Resolution

- Advocacy and Capacity Building

- Mediation and Negotiation

- Interpersonal Dialogue and Cross-Cultural Relations

- Leadership and Management

- Human Resource Management

- Trauma Healing & Reconciliation

- Public Relations

- Diplomacy, International Relations and Security

- Public Policy

- Global Economics

- Social Responsibility & Ethics

- Election, Democracy, Human Rights, Voting & Observation

- Global Economy and Trade