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Engaging Conflict Summer School

27 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
Turin, Italy

The Engaging Conflict Summer School is designed to provide participants with a critical and multi-disciplinary understanding of contemporary conflict and violence, starting with a broad approach and moving towards more specific, yet salient topics. Engaging Conflict's faculty draws from a unique spectrum of expertise to train a select group of participants in assessing the complexity of conflict and post-conflict scenarios, and evaluating the relevance and impact of different policy choices or normative standings, from non-intervention to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

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The Engaging Conflict Summer School addresses three core questions:

‍1. What is conflict?

  • Conflict as a concept
  • Conflict as a discourse
  • Theoretical approaches to conflict and violence
  • Actors and methods of conflict


2. How does conflict work?

  • Causes of conflict
  • Political economy of conflict
  • Conflict dynamics and impacts
  • Local experiences of conflict – and of peace
  • Transnational dimension of conflict


3. How can we respond to conflict?

  • Early warning and conflict prevention
  • Mediation, negotiation and third-party involvement
  • Peacebuilding and development
  • Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration
  • Post-conflict reconstruction


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