Nafplio, Greece

Conflict & Political Violence

when 8 July 2018 - 18 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1000

The goal of this course is to review the most recent developments in the field of conflict and political violence. In exploring the intersection of large-scale collective action and political violence, we will draw from several fields of research and methodological approaches and we will examine a broad cross-section of topics, including the causes and dynamics of civil war, ethnic conflict, mass violence, genocide, riots, and terrorism; the logic of rebel group formation, cohesion, and performance, and the dynamics of post-conflict violence, peacekeeping, and peace-building. Our geographic focus will be broad, reflective of the faculty’s diverse expertise. An integral part of the course is a workshop where students can present their ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty and peers.

Course leader

Stathis Ν. Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science, Yale University; Director of Yale’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence; Senior Advisor at the ‘Changing Character of Conflict Platform’, University of Oxford.

Target group

Graduate students, young professionals and senior undergraduates.

Course aim

• to survey the above fields and disseminate new research advances;
• to create a forum for high quality academic work;
• to provide opportunities for the creation and consolidation of scholarly networks of cooperation.

Fee info

EUR 1000: These tuition and board charges cover:
• shared accommodation in a double occupancy room with breakfast,
• electronic access to all the reading material,
• excursions, cultural, social and extra curricular activities, and
• transportation from “Athens International Airport” to Nafplio and back.
EUR 150: There is a 150€ non-refundable registration fee to be paid in advance to secure a place, in accordance with the instructions provided in the letter of admission.


The Olympia Summer Academy offers a number of scholarships of 500€ each. These scholarships are open to all applicants and will be awarded on a merit and need basis. The OSA will automatically award its scholarship to all PhD candidates, who stay for the