Identity Politics and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in the 21st Century
July 14-19, 2017
The course provides an overview of a vast and expanding literature and an introduction to the most relevant current debates in the field of identity politics and conflicts, with an emphasis on religion and nationalism. How does religious and ethnic diversity affect politics on the local, national and international level? What are the epistemological and methodological implications of the research shift towards identity politics? What are the best practices, according to research, for sustaining peaceful coexistence in a world of increased migratory flows and heterogeneity. The course deals with the concepts, theories, historical origins and trajectory of the field and attempts to critically analyze the progress it has experienced since the end of the Cold War, through the comparative study of multiple case studies.
The faculty includes:
- Uriel Abulof, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University; Research Associate, LISD, Princeton University & Truman Research Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Kristin Fabbe, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.
- Dimitris Keridis, Professor of International Relations, Panteion University of Athens.
- Paschalis Kitromilides, Professor of Political Science, University of Athens.
- Harry Papasotiriou, Professor of International Politics, Panteion University of Athens; IIR Director.
There is a 150€ non-refundable registration fee to be paid in advance of the Academy to secure a place, in accordance with the instructions provided in the letter of admission. Those wishing to attend two cycles (one from Group I and one from Group II) do not have to pay the registration fee twice.
Early applications submitted by March 3, 2017, will receive a 50€ discount on the registration fee.
Tuition and board charges are for
These tuition and board charges are IN ADDITION to the registration fee and cover:
- shared accommodation in a double occupancy room with breakfast,
- electronic access to all the reading material,
- excursions, cultural, social and extra curricular activities, and
- transportation from “Athens International Airport” to Nafplio and back.
A limited number of single rooms is available and can be provided at an additional charge of 50€ per night.
For qualified applicants who can only attend one short cycle (half the program of the Academy) some financial aid of 150€ might be also provided on a merit and need basis.
Moreover, the Olympia Summer Academy offers a number of scholarships of 500€ each. These scholarships are open to all applicants and will be awarded on a merit and need basis.
• Eligible to apply for an OSA scholarship are those who stay for the whole duration of the summer program, i.e. either students who attend Cycle A or those who attend two of the shorter Cycles (one from Group I and one of Group II).
• The OSA will automatically award its scholarship to all PhD candidates, who stay for the whole duration of the summer program and are members of the European International Studies Association
We encourage all students to search also for outside funding to cover their fees and/or travel expenses, by exploring funding opportunities available through their home universities and local non-governmental organizations.
All participants are expected to pay for their own travel to and from Athens.
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