Groningen, Netherlands

“Help!” Dimensions of Peace and Conflict Studies

when 22 January 2023 - 28 January 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 300

The title of the Winter School is “Help!” refers to the two questions that are central to Peace and Conflict Studies: Where is help required? and How can help be offered?

One important aim of the Winter School is for participants to get an overview of the broad scope of Peace and Conflict Studies and to experience its interdisciplinary character. To that end we use a well-tried method: participants are asked to submit the outline of their research project or a paper they deem relevant in advance, which will be shared well before the start of the School with the other participants. Each participant will be asked to present and discuss someone else’s work (assigned by us) during the Winter School.

In addition, the Winter School will offer a wide range of lectures by specialists from academia and practice, a conflict resolution simulation training, and various social events.

Course leader

Prof.dr. J.H. de Wilde

Target group

This Winter School is designed for PhD candidates and Postdocs in the field of Peace and Conflict studies.

Participants must have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines comprising peace and conflict studies (e.g. history; international relations; social sciences; international law; religious studies) and be currently involved in PhD research or recently have finished a PhD project.

Course aim

After this course you will:

Be able to actively engage with representatives from other disciplines in the field of peace and conflict studies
Be able to present a paper from a participant from a different discipline
Have a acquired both a broad and in-depth overview of the disciplines involved in the field of peace and conflict studies

Credits info

3 EC
The workload is estimated at 84 hours:

Preparation: 44 hours
Lectures and Presentations: 40 hours
Upon successful completion of the programme, the winter school offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 84 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 300: (including two dinners / coffee and tea)
EUR 600: (including accommodation, two dinners / coffee and tea)

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