This course introduces participants to the broad field of peacebuilding. It will provide a comprehensive overview of peacebuilding and its multi-disciplinary and multi-level aspects. It will focus on how peacebuilding can bring about transformation in interpersonal, communal and societal violent conflicts through theory, analysis and practice. The course will help participants explore the challenges and dilemmas of peacebuilding in contemporary, protracted and violent conflict and will have a special emphasis on the development of a strategic framework for peacebuilding, primarily from the perspective of non-governmental practitioners. Participants will interact with current theories, analyses and practices, with ample opportunity for developing analytic and peacebuilding skills through exercises, simulations, and case studies. Participants will be expected to work in teams on a collaborative application of the framework.