Summer School - Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge - 2022, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publish Date: Mar 01, 2022

Deadline: Apr 15, 2022

Event Dates: from Jun 20, 2022 12:00 to Jun 24, 2022 12:00

Prejudice and discrimination are often causes of individuals’ suffering, social inequalities, and human conflicts in contemporary societies. Prejudice and discrimination are pervasive, difficult to counteract, and persisting even in unsuspected contexts and organizations.

This summer school brings together experts and students from different countries to examine the origins and the consequences of prejudice. Where does prejudice come from? How do prejudice and discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How can institutions reduce prejudice? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market?

This summer school will address these questions through lectures from keynote speakers in social psychology. This social-psychological analysis will be complemented by talks from other disciplines such as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc. Teaching methods include individual readings, class discussion, group exercises, and presentations. It will focus on contemporary cases of prejudice based on various group memberships and stigmatizing attributes, such ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment.

This summer school is a unique opportunity to meet practitioners from different organizations in Geneva and to learn about implemented policies aiming to reduce discriminations and promote diversity in the workplace.

At the end of this summer school, the participants will be able to:

  • Define the basic concepts and theories about stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and diversity from the perspectives of different disciplines (social psychology as well as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc).
  • Use this theoretical framework to critically analyze societal and social phenomenon involving ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment etc
  • Identify policies to prevent and reduce prejudice and discrimination in different settings (the workplace, university) and assess potential transfer of these policies to their own context
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation about a specific form of stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination taking into their own cultural, professional, and educational background.

This Summer School is organized in collaboration with Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Geneva) and Equal Opportunities Office (University of Geneva).

This course is designed for:

  • Practitioners
  • Bachelor, Master, PhD students
  • and advanced researchers from various backgrounds

Tuition fees

Professionals : CHF 1’000

External students : CHF 800

UNIGE students : CHF 200

Register for the "Course + Accommodation Package"!
Participants choosing the package, can register through us for housing at the Cité universitaire de Genève. Please thorougly read our instructions before filling in the application form.

Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available for that course. All applications are handled on a first come first served basis and assignments will be subject to availability.
Professionals (course + accommodation): CHF 1,336
External students (course + accommodation) : CHF 1,136

Application requirements

Step 1) Prepare a valid web link* to your supporting documents**

CV : academic and/or professional resume
Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words): explain briefly your motivations to take part in the course of your choice
Reference letter (professor, employer...etc): the reference comes from a professional or academic acquaintance.
University certificate of registration (external students only): only students providing such a certificate are eligible for the external students fee
*Be careful not to provide a protected url (intranet weblink) but a public url. Examples of free accounts you can get a web link from: Dropbox, Google Drive or other
**Please uppload all documents in one (1) single PDF document.

2) Fill in the application form (link below)
Complete all required fields (*) of the application form.

3) Language requirement
Applicants must possess a sufficient command of the language of instruction of the course, demonstrated in their motivation letter, studies and work experience.

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