The Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict is a program area that serves students at UWC-USA and the wider community. Kurt Hahn’s original vision for the UWC’s was to place high school aged students together, provide them with challenging academics and experiential education programs, and their innate similarities will result in relationships and bridges between cultures. The Bartos Institute seeks to serve as a catalyst in this process by providing students a formal program that builds the skills of peacemaking, conflict resolution, goal-setting, and collaboration.
In other words, we don’t want to leave it to chance that students will develop these skills just by proximity and by virtue of being on campus.
We invite you to explore our current program areas where much of our work resides. We also invite you to become engaged with the work of the Bartos Institute by subscribing to our online journal, signing up for our e-newsletter, or exploring how to partner with us.
hours of community service by UWC-USA students and faculty annually
project week and southwest studies trips planned annually
of first-year students participate in the CEC/Bartos retreat
students from other schools around the Southwest attend the Annual Conference