The Engaging Conflict Summer School is designed to provide participants with a critical and multi-disciplinary understanding of contemporary conflict and violence, starting with a broad approach and moving towards more specific, yet salient topics. Engaging Conflict's faculty draws from a unique spectrum of expertise to train a select group of participants in assessing the complexity of conflict and post-conflict scenarios, and evaluating the relevance and impact of different policy choices or normative standings, from non-intervention to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
The Engaging Conflict Summer School addresses three core questions:
1 – What is conflict?
• Conflict as a concept • Conflict as a discourse • Theoretical approaches to conflict and violence • Actors and methods of conflict
2 – How does conflict work?
• Causes of conflict • Political economy of conflict • Conflict dynamics and impacts • Local experiences of conflict – and of peace • Transnational dimension of conflict
3 – How can we respond to conflict?
• Early warning and conflict prevention • Mediation, negotiation and third-party involvement • Peacebuilding and development • Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration • Post-conflict reconstruction
Fee informationThe tuition fee is now 350€ (VAT included). This amount covers tuition, working materials, access to the library and three social events during the Summer School.
How to Register
Register through the Engaging Conflict Online Application form.
Applications are welcome by any professional or student who is in possession of the required qualifications by the end of the application period. These are a Bachelor’s honours degree (such as the “*laurea triennale*” for Italian students) and the full command of English.
Outstanding undergraduate students (i.e. students who have not yet obtained their degree before the end of the application period) who are enrolled in a study programme focused on peace and conflict studies or related fields may also apply, provided that they have completed at least one academic year.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate their English proficiency, that is applicants who have studied inEnglish at the university level; who have spent a significant amount of time abroad for study or work purposes; who have obtained an international English certificate and met the following standards: IELTS – 6.5, TOEFL(internet-based) – 100, TOEFL (computer-based) – 250, TOEFL (paper-based) –600, Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) – pass, Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) – pass.