Following the success of the 2014 and the 2015 International Summer Schools in Peace and Conflict Studies, the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, announces the Third International Summer School, which is organized in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research, the International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The 2016 focus theme will be "State Sovereignty and Conflicted Commons: Violence, Displacement, Cohabitation."The purpose of the Summer School is to bring together leading academics in the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies withpractitioners and students who are working in this area from varied disciplines, locations, and orientations.
The Summer School seeks to attract reflective research students (primarily intended for MAs or PhDs), preferably with field experience, working on a broad range of issues pertaining to conflcitand peacebuilding. The aim is to broaden rather than restrict input and to bring together individuals with different disciplinary backgrounds and professional experiences.
The Summer School will be taught in intensive morning and afternoon sessions. It will be organized around lectures, seminars and fieldtrips led by experts. It will also include roundtablesand discussion sessions with scholars and practitioners. There will be time allocated for student consultation, while one day will be allocated to students to present their own research work and receive feedback from the teaching faculty.
ECTS Credits awarded
There will be a choice between 5 ECTS credits and 10 ECTS credits upon succesful completion of a 7000 words research project.
International Teaching Faculty: Keynote lecturer - Rob Nixon (Princeton University), Rebecca Bryant (LSE), Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway, University of London), Yael Navaro-Yashin (University of Cambridge), Julian Reid (University of Lapland).
Local Teaching Faculty: Costas M. Constantinou, Maria Hadjimichael, Maria Hadjipavlou, Mete Hatay, YiannisPapadakis, Charis Psaltis, Socrates Stratis.
Topics to be Covered
- Sovereignty and the politics of commoning
- Slow violence and environmental degradation
- Land and ocean grabbing
- Arctic and Antarctic commons
- The militarisation of the commons
- Contesting, sharing and managing limited resources
- Common heritage destruction and reconstruction
- Remembering and forgetting of past atrocities
- Buffer zones as conflicted commons
- Feminisms and the genderingof conflict
- Urban commons
- Everyday diplomacy and the politics of co-existence
Location & Cyprus
The summer school will take place in Old Nicosia, the heart of Cyprus's divided capital, which provides a vibrant environment, as well as the opportunity for social and cultural entertainment during day and night-time. The intractable Cyprus Problem provides a useful backdrop to study issues of peace and conflict. In the heart of a divided city, participants will be able to experience first-hand peace and conflict predicaments and reflect on wider issues from around the globe.
Fees, Accommodation & Scholarships
Participation fee: 5 ECTS - €800; 10 ECTS - €1000
Accommodation: The Summer School provides university student accommodation for the participants, with either shared bathrooms for the price of €200 or en suite for the price of €300. If you opt for your own accommodation, some suggestions will be available on the website during February.
Scholarships: There is a limited number of full or partial fee scholarships and provisionally 2 ECPR travel grants awarded on a merit and need basis (for an ECPR travel grant your institution must be a member of ECPR – this funding will be granted directly by ECPR on successful completion of the Summer School). Please specify if in your application if you wish to be considered for a fee scholarship or travel grant.
Applications & Further Information
Apply via our online application form.
For further information contact Maria Hadjimichael (email@example.com).
Costas M. Constantinou, Maria Hadjimichael, Maria Hadjipavlou.