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Winter School - Safety and Security After Violent Conflict, 25 - 29 January 2016, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Deadline:

November 27, 2015

Disciplines:

Event Date:

January 25, 2016 - January 29, 2016

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Following the success of last year’s Winter School, the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ) will be running a larger scale event in January 2016.

This five day winter school will focus on the challenges of creating an environment of safety and security in the aftermath of a period of sustained violent conflict. The aim is to explore how such a transition can take place through consideration of three key areas of activity:

  • ‌The processes of demilitarisation, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of irregular armed / paramilitary groups and their members;
  • The process of security sector reform (SSR), including the transition of policing , the changing roles of the military and British government and the role of the prison system during and after the conflict; and
  • Community based approaches to  security and responding to ongoing violence, tensions and disorder.

The school will in particular focus on the experiences and lessons of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland to consider what has been done in the years since the signing of the Agreement in 1998. It will look at the successes of the transition and also explore some of the failures and the challenges that remain to be addressed. Please see the full Winter School flyer here.

‌The school will be taught by a mix of staff from the ISCTSJ and academics from across Queens University, and will also have a significant input from non-academics and practitioners who are actively involved in the issues being discussed.

The programme will include three site visits to locations across Belfast that are relevant to the subject under study, an introductory reception at CTSJ and a Winter School dinner for all participants towards the end of the programme. All sessions will interactive and time will be provided for participants to engage in discussions to explore issues pertinent to their contexts.

‌The school will be taught by a mix of staff from the ISCTSJ and academics from across Queens University, and will also have a significant input from non-academics and practitioners who are actively involved in the issues being discussed.

The programme will include three site visits to locations across Belfast that are relevant to the subject under study, an introductory reception at CTSJ and a Winter School dinner for all participants towards the end of the programme. All sessions will interactive and time will be provided for participants to engage in discussions to explore issues pertinent to their contexts.

Potential Participants

This is a practitioner based course likely to be of interest to those working in the areas of conflict transformation and security sector reform, including representatives of Governmental Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Charities, Companies, freelance researchers, diplomats, political party members, independent mediators, PhD students, peace workers/activists, as well as those who want to develop their academic knowledge and capacities, intend to join missions in conflict regions or who work and live in countries with ongoing tensions or in a state of transition.

Fee package options available: £650* or £1050 with 6 nights’ accommodation in a 4 star hotel, the Malone Lodge Hotel.

An early bird reduction of 5% is available on the course fees only if you book before 30 October 2015.

We will accept applications before Friday 27 November 2015.

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International Applicants
International applicants are encouraged to apply early and allow for adequate time for a visa application. For further information on visa and immigration, please visit the International Student Support pages here or email iss@qub.ac.uk.

After acceptance of your registration form, you will be contacted to complete the payment online. Payment is included as part of the enrolment process. Your place is only secure when you have paid for the course. Full version of the terms and conditions are available here.

Cancellation Fee - £25 (part of the total course fee)

Payment - You can complete the online application available here, once you have completed this form you will be prompted to pay through the University's Online system

Refund - We regret that fees cannot be refunded except when a course does not run or if your application is rejected because the course is full. The University is unable to refund fees when, for whatever reason, the participant fails to attend.

The Confirmation of Enrolment is your only acknowledgement of enrolment. Your place is only secure when you have paid for the course.

Under-subscribed and cancelled courses - Unfortunately, we are unable to run courses that are under-subscribed so all our courses are offered subject to a certain minimum enrolment (usually 30 participants). In the event that we are forced to cancel a course, we shall let you know as soon as we can and refund your enrolment fee.

Early Bird - An early bird reduction of 5% is available on the course fees only (£617.50) if you book before 30 October 2015. We make the decision on whether or not to run a course six weeks before the course start date based on whether we have reached the minimum number of enrol-ments. So please help us to help you! If we receive your booking at least eight weeks in advance of the course start date you will help us to ensure that courses are not cancelled.

International applicants are encouraged to apply early and allow for adequate time for a visa application. For further information on visa and immigration, please visit the International Student Support pages here or email iss@qub.ac.uk.

Contact

Dr Neil Jarman
Winter School Convenor
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
Queen's University Belfast
Email: n.jarman@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9097 2522
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