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Constructive Engagement: Christopher Thomson's Forged Steel Sculpture at UWC-USA

Engagement of Conflict

The Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict (CEC) was founded in 2001, thanks to a generous gift from the Bartos family. The Institute's initiatives aim to equip young people with theoretical and practical lenses with which to constructively engage with personal, interpersonal, and community level conflicts. Structured around three different circles of engagement, the Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict (CEC) encompasses the following initiatives: 

Circles of Engagement

Circle of Engagement: UWC-USA

Focus: Participatory Action Research (PAR)

CEC Certificate Program

Circle of Engagement: New Mexico

Focus: Juvenile Justice

Interactions between UWC students and young people in New Mexico’s juvenile detention centers

Circle of Engagement: Beyond New Mexico

Focus: Connecting Practitioners and Learners

Bartos Fellows Program, Annual Conference, CEC Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Get Involved!

Host our Bartos Fellows for workshops with your community

Use our CEC Certificate curriculum with your student body

Participate in our Juvenile Justice projects

Work with our Annual Conference as speakers, workshop leaders, or co-hosts

We’d love to hear from you: bartosinstitute@uwc-usa.org.

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UWC-USA is one of 16 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, and Wales.

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UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.

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UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

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Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.

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Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

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UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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