Switzerland, Lausanne

Transitional Justice and Conflict Transformation

when 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee CHF 400

The Lausanne Summer School “Transitional Justice and Conflict Transformation” brings together young researchers from around the world whose PhD-work tackles the difficult problem of how past injustice and mass crimes are being addressed during societal transitions. The school is organised by an international research consortium and it promotes multi-disciplinary perspectives on transitional justice, collective memory, dealing with the past and conflict management. It combines lectures given by internationally renowned experts with mentoring activities, writing workshops and project work

Course leader

The school’s academic programme is elaborated by the international scientific committee of the Pluralistic Memories Project.

Guy Elcheroth and Mina Rauschenbach function as local academic organisers.

Target group

International PhD students in the social sciences, broadly defined

Course aim

At the end of the two-week summer school, participants should be able to:

Understand key concepts in the fields of transitional justice, collective memory, dealing with the past and conflict management.
Conduct a literature review in these fields and critically discuss state-of-the art publications.
Have basic knowledge about a range of relevant research methods (including archival, oral history, ethnographic and survey research methods) and understand the added value and challenges of multi-methods research designs.
Be reflexive about the role and possible impact of researchers doing fieldwork in conflict settings, identify and address resulting ethical dilemmas.
Communicate clearly about the goals and outcomes of their own research to multi-disciplinary audiences and civil society.
More specific course objectives depend on the annual training modules.

Credits info

This is a non credited course but a certificate of attendance is delevered

Fee info

CHF 400: Student fees for the full course (or CHF 100.- per module)
CHF 200: Special rate for ODA students for the full course (CHF 50.- per module)

Applicants enrolled as regular students (Master-level, PhD-level, or equivalent) at a University located in a ODA recipient country are eligible for an ODA student rate. A list of ODA recipients can be found here:http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC%20List%20of%20ODA%20Recipients%202014%20final.pdf