The Lausanne Summer School “Transitional Justice and Conflict Transformation” brings together young researchers from around the world whose PhD-work tackles the difficult problem of how past injustice and mass crimes are being addressed during societal transitions. The school is organised by an international research consortium and it promotes multi-disciplinary perspectives on transitional justice, collective memory, dealing with the past and conflict management. It combines lectures given by internationally renowned experts with mentoring activities, writing workshops and project work.
Guy Elcheroth and Mina Rauschenbach function as local academic organisers.
Module 1: State formation, nation building and historic violence
To be confirmed soon
2-3 July, 2018
Prof. John Dixon, Open University & Guy Elcheroth, University of Lausanne
4-5 July, 2018
Module 3: Theory and practice of peace building
Prof. Camilo Alberto Borrero Garcia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
9-10 July, 2018
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, University College London
12-13 July, 2018
Restricted to full-course participants:
Workshops: writing, publication and impact
2 – 5 and 9 – 12 July, 2018.
Educational tours: ICRC museum and media for peace
6 July and 11 July, 2018
At the end of the two-week summer school, participants should be able to:
- Understand key concepts in the fields of transitional justice, collective memory, dealing with the past and conflict management.
- Conduct a literature review in these fields and critically discuss state-of-the art publications.
- Have basic knowledge about a range of relevant research methods (including archival, oral history, ethnographic and survey research methods) and understand the added value and challenges of multi-methods research designs.
- Be reflexive about the role and possible impact of researchers doing fieldwork in conflict settings, identify and address resulting ethical dilemmas.
- Communicate clearly about the goals and outcomes of their own research to multi-disciplinary audiences and civil society.
More specific course objectives depend on the annual training modules.
We would ask you to proceed to the payment of the tuition fees only after a formal confirmation of your participation has been sent your way. If you are subscribing for thematic modules and not for the entire course, please indicate which module you would like to follow in the Remarks section of your personal page.
Participants can register either for individual thematic modules or for the full course programme. Please see the course format section for more information.
Individual thematic module fees include:
Two half-day courses
Full course fees include:
Eight half-day courses
Daily small group workshops
Fees are as follows:
* Applicants currently enrolled as regular university students at a Master-level, PhD-level, or equivalent, are eligible for a student rate.
** Applicants enrolled as regular students (Master-level, PhD-level, or equivalent) at a University located in a ODA recipient country are eligible for an ODA student rate. A list of ODA recipients can be found here.
- CHF 450.- per person
- The participant will have a private room in a shared apartment
- Bathroom, kitchen and living rooms have to be shared
- The apartments have a wifi connection
- Participants have to make their own breakfast
- Participants will be responsible for the cleaning of their room and flat before vacating the apartment
- The price includes a stay from 1 to 15 July 2018, allowing participants to stay the weekend following the summer school.