Universitat de Jaume I

International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies, UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2022 

Transforming Violent Extremism through Systemic Leadership, Understanding and Design 

Practice-based Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies module—focussed on violent extremism; with two distinct layers of learning. 1) Students learn how systems thinking, human-centred design, and persuasive technology can be used together to discern, design and mobilise more effectively for complex systems that are shaping the lives and decisions of people at risk of committing to violence. 2) Students learn how to develop team intelligence from the experience of untangling and addressing extremism. Through reflective practice, they develop deeper awareness about how their own behaviours and group interactions encourage or inhibit flow of information and ideas into systemic understanding and impact.

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2021

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2020

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2019

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2018 

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2017 

SBG025 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, February 2016 

SBG103 New Tendencies in Peace and Conflict Studies, April – May 2014

Select workshops and master classes

How to Design ‘Doughnut’ Tourism through the Eyes and Ears of Hotel Chambermaids and Green Consumers
Participa Gran Canaria (Citizen Participation), Cabildo de Gran Canaria

Hotel chambermaids and ‘green lifestylers’ at the heart of designing Canary Island tourism into the ‘safe & just’ space of Kate Raworth’s Doughnut. Gran Canaria, December 2019

‘Doughnut’ tourism: creating ‘safe and just’ value and wellbeing
International Conference on Health and Wellbeing in Sustainable Destinations, Lanzarote University School of Tourism, ULPGC

Demonstrating Doughnut-shaped, hotel chambermaid-centred design with mixed tourism stakeholder audience at the Tourism Destination Health & Wellness Conference in Lanzarote, December 2019

Design thinking lessons from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Teacher Training Centre (TTC)

The TTC management team explored design thinking lessons stemming from the rover’s flawless landing for achieving fluency in innovation and English across the public school system. Gran Canaria, July 2018

How to Design ‘Doughnut’ Tourism through the Eyes and Ears of Hotel Chambermaids
Instituto TiDES, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

‘Las Kellys’ self-organised hotel cleaners and a multi-disciplinary group of students came together to design ‘ecologically safe and socially just’ tourism from the experience and perspective of hotel chambermaids, using Kate Raworth’s ‘Doughnut’ as a compass. Gran Canaria, December 2018

Design Thinking & Network analysis for Sierra Norte de Madrid destination development
San Roque Innovation Centre and Madrid Regional Government Department of Tourism

Design thinking & network analysis deep dive for rural tourism business owners, local/regional government officials and supporting staff in Sierra Norte de Madrid, July 2018

Modelling the moving parts of the Malaga innovation ecosystem
University of Malaga

Innovation ecosystem modelling with Korean Studies undergrad students. Malaga, May 2018

Kyrgyz and Turkmen Tourism Network Analysis
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

A ROAD project-hosted, train-the-trainer Tourism Network Analysis workshop for Kyrgyz and Turkmen university faculty delegates to identify, visualise and analyse relations between key actors and resources at select destination sites in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Gran Canaria, January 2018

Urban Tourist-Centred Design for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Instituto TiDES, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Urban Tourist-Centred Design workshop for engineering, tourism and economics students to uncover and transform unmet needs of millennial travelers into valuable experiences and sustainable advantage for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria, November, 2017

DiEM25 Movement-building World Café
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts

Over a hundred organisers and activists from across Europe came together to explore the parts and the whole of a successful, compassionate progressive international movement–playing with airplane & aerodynamics metaphors for thinking visually and systemically about effecting change from within/without institutionalised politics. Brussels, September 2017

Persuasive tech for energy efficiency
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction at Universitat Jaume I (UJI)

Energy Efficiency Masters students practiced with persuasive tech principles & frameworks to learn how to design for energy efficiency behaviour and demand. Castellón, May 2016

Resilience + protection re_wired
Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals – IBEI

Resilience + protection re_wired workshops for IBEI international relations/security masters students to craft and test solutions to online violent extremist messaging, grooming and recruitment using persuasive design and socio-ecological systems thinking. Barcelona, April 2016, 2015, 2013

Unpacking youth gang violence
Santa Cruz Peace Innovation Lab

Senior high school students in Plan 3000 explore conditions that increase youth’s propensity to join gangs, using socioecologically-layered empathy maps. Plan 3000, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, May 2015

stop_cyberbullying design class
Santa Cruz Peace Innovation Lab

Primary school students in Santa Cruz de la Sierra define cyberbullying problems and co-create solutions. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, May 2014

Smart City – Rapid prototyping for urban energy systems
National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia and Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA)

Academics, engineers, utility managers and policymakers playfully explored smart campus demonstration site potential for addressing rural electrification and urban energy efficiency challenges in Bolivia. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, May 2014


SMART BIOMASS – integrating biomass in smart cities
AVEBIOM – Spanish Bioenergy Cluster

First of its kind Smart Biomass Workshop for officials from top ranking smart cities, technology providers and researchers to visualize and model whole energy system concepts for neighborhood areas of Santander, Valladolid and Palencia—in just a few hours. Valladolid, February 2014

Rapid prototyping of smart renewable energy systems
School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid

Architecture, electrical & telecommunications engineering students modeled and integrated the institutional, technological & business model parts of a whole smart, efficient and decarbonised energy system for Argüelles neighbourhood dwellers. Madrid, January, 2014