Amsterdam, Netherlands

Addressing Conflict: Peacebuilding in Theory and Praxis

when 16 June 2024 - 4 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1750

How do we relate to conflict around us? What are the challenges and opportunities for constructive engagement within intergroup conflict? How can we – ultimately – transform conflict? In this programme, we will explore these questions and dive into the theory and praxis for peacebuilding.

Throughout the course, we will make a link to the personal self: how we ourselves – as (potential) peacebuilders – relate to conflict around us. We will equip students with hands-on peacebuilding skills, including dialogue, negotiation, reconciliation and trust-building activities as well as opinion writing, ensuring they are prepared not only to understand but also to actively engage in the field of peacebuilding and to reflect on their own role within that field.

Course leader

Judith van den Boogert

Target group

Level: Final year Bachelors, Masters and working professionals

Background: Students should have some background – and a strong interest – in fields such as Conflict Studies, Peace and Security Studies or Humanitarian work. Working professionals who have experience in the above and would like to continue their education in this field are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

In this three week programme we seek to understand the interrelation between peacebuilding theory and praxis and provide a space to reflect on the professional and personal dimensions of peacebuilding. The focus will be on conflicts between social groups in various contexts such as ethnicity, nationality, gender.

Fee info

EUR 1750: Student Fee
EUR 2000: Professional fee

All course readings and materials
Online payment costs
Lunch on class days
Excursions and excursion lunches
Welcome and farewell events
Access to the digital learning environment and UvA (digital) library
A UvA Student Card
Access to all university buildings and facilities
An official transcript or certificate of participation
A public transit card with small starter amount (you will receive this at the Academic Opening on the Sunday at the start of the programme)


There are several scholarship opportunities. Please check the course website for more information and scholarship deadlines.