Turin, Italy

Engaging Conflict: Prevention, Management and Resolution

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 350

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 350: The tuition fee is 350€ (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.


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