Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship on Education for Sustainable Peace
The Georg Arnhold Program aims to promote research into education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies particularly on educational media and curricula at the secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies, although Western democracies are obviously also called upon to develop new concepts to maintain and to stabilize peace within society. The program is a response to the rising demand for grassroots approaches, as well as those that are sustainable and regionally-sensitive, to establishing or strengthening a culture of peace and sustainable development - key challenges for present and future generations.
The program consists of three components: the Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship, the annual Arnhold Symposium and the Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace.
At the signing of the memorandum of understanding in New York. Simone Lässig, Henry H. Arnhold and Helen Clark, Administrator UNDP.
The American benefactor Henry H. Arnhold instituted the guest professorship at the Georg Eckert Institute to honor the legacy of his grandfather, Georg Arnhold (1859-1926) who was a German banker, patron of the arts and committed pacifist.
The annual appointment is for three to six months and offers distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law the opportunity to conduct research projects or complete work on major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The visiting professor, however, participates in a one-week international summer school for young scholars and develops the concept for the international Arnhold Symposium to be held at the end of his or her stay. The program coordinators at the Georg Eckert Institute will carry out the organization of both events.
The Professorship is endowed with
- A monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig,
- Round-trip economy airfare to Germany, and
- Administrative support provided by the program coordinators.