Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2017

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, in partnership with the US National Park Service, is hosting the 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. In order to participate in the institute, you must be a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT (grades 10th-12th only, including those entering 10th grade by Fall 2017 and graduating seniors).

This is a two-week institute and will run from July 10th to July 20th, Monday - Friday each day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except for the overnight stays). The program is aimed at exploring issues related to conflict resolution, violence prevention training, diversity, international/global affairs, and much more social justice. The RBSI Institute is put on in honor of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, a native Detroiter and the first person of color to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. High school students from across the Detroit metropolitan area are encouraged to attend, represent, and offer varied racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientations, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives to the experience. 

For the registration process, we ask that both the student and parent/guardian complete the seven page application packet in its entirety. Students of the Institute will participate in two overnight stays.  The first will be on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Towers Residential Halls on Wayne State University's campus and the second will take place on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the River Raisin National Monument and Outdoor Recreation Center. 

In order to attend the 2017 RBSI Institute, you must fill out the following form in its entirety. Please keep in mind that space is limited, so we encourage applicants to complete the application process as soon as possible.  

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Submissions for this form have closed on June 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm.