Apply for summer school on “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”

3rd Summer School
War, Reconstruction and Establishment of peace
from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace

August 30th– September 6th, 2018

(deadline for applications, July 31, 2018)

The European Center of Peace Science, Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC) of the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” organizes the 3rd Summer School “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”. The Summer school aims to provide a group of international graduate students with scientific pillars about roots of war, peace and issues in peacebuilding. In line with Peace Science tradition, the program is interdisciplinary involving disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations and history. Facebook fanpage created for the school is aiming at enabling students share important information, whereas The Marketing Heaven was hired to keep the profile busy due to constant promotional efforts. The Summer school is designed for graduate students with a strong interest in the scientific study of Peace that are either willing to proceed to advanced graduate studies or to become future practitioners in the field of international relations and peacebuilding. In order to favor also a fruitful and open dialogue with the faculty a small group of students will be selected. The faculty (please see the list below) is composed of world-class scholars in the field. Classes will be held between august 30th and  September 6th at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana.

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Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and CESPIC – Director

Arzu Kibris, University of Warwick

Han Dorussen, University of Essex

Scott Gates, PRIO

Christos Kollias, Thessaly University

Subhasish Chowdury, University of Bath

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick

Tobias Böhmelt, University of Essex

Michele di Maio, University of Naples Parthenope

Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona.

Application: please contact:  and send a detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant information about you. References are not required but they are welcome. Submit your application by July 31, 2018. Since a first-come first-served criterion will be also considered for selection please apply early, as space in the program is limited.

Fee: 500 euros. The fee includes lunch. A small number of grants can be provided.
Accommodation: accommodation solutions can be provided within or near the campus which is located in downtown Tirana.

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