Torino, Italy

Engaging Conflict: Prevention, Management and Resolution

online course
when 29 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 250

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.

Target group

Young professionals, PhD candidates, MA students

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

6 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 (flexible, according to your own university's ECTS conversion).

Fee info

EUR 250: The tuition fee is 250€ (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 10 May, selected applicants must pay the tuition fee to secure their participation in the 2020 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.

Note on Covid-19: The approach followed by the Engaging Conflict’s Organising Committee is to prioritise and guarantee the safety of all participants and faculty members. For this reason, the Organising Committee is closely monitoring the situation and will inform candidates and selected participants on any development that could impact the 2020 edition of the Summer School. In the unfortunate event that the Summer School could not take place as planned, participants will have their tuition fee reimbursed in full and would be offered the opportunity to attend the next edition in due course.


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