Italy, Torino

Engaging Conflict: Prevention, management and resolution

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 700

The Engaging Conflict Summer School is designed to equip committed students, early-career researchers and professionals with advanced tools to critically understand conflict and tackle it as a dynamic reality.

‍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.

Course leader

The Engaging Conflict Summer School is organized by T.wai – Torino World Affairs Institute in partnership with the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Turin.

Course aim

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

Credits info

10 EC
Participants who successfully complete the Summer School (i.e. attend a minimum of 50 hours of lectures/seminars and achieve at least a “pass” grade in the final assignment) are awarded an official certification jointly released by T.wai and the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Torino. Such certificate will include a full transcript of records and can be used to claim university credits.

Fee info

EUR 700: The tuition fee is 700€ (VAT included). This amount covers tuition, working materials, access to the library and three social events during the Summer School.

‍Tuition fees must be paid in full by all admitted participants ahead of officially joining the Summer School.

By 13 May, selected applicants must pay the tuition fee to secure their participation in the 2019 edition of the Engaging Conflict Summer School. Should applicants fail to meet this deadline, their place in the Summer School will be offered to the best candidates in the waiting list.


‍Only current students or former students that have graduated less than a year before the beginning of the Summer School may apply for scholarships.
FREETORINO: scholarships covering half-board accommodation in Torino. These scholarships may be appli