Summer School

2nd Summer School
War, reconstruction and establishment of peace
from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace
September, 18-22, 2017

The Europian Center of Peace Science and the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” jointly organize the Second 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. 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 on 18-22 September at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana. The Summer School is organized by CESPIC (European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and cooperation).

Link: http://www.unizkm.al/index.php/en/research/cespic

Faculty and topics

Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and CESPIC - Director of the program
Arzu Kibris, University of Warwick - “Exposure to political violence in a civil conflict context”
Han Dorussen, University of Essex – “Institution and Peace Building”
Scott Gates, PRIO – “Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Conflicts”
Christos Kollias, Thessaly University – “Military Expenditures and Economic Development”
Subhasish Chowdury, University of East Anglia - “Identity and Behavioral aspects in group conflict”
Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick – “Peacekeeping”
Tobias Böhmelt, University of Essex –“International Mediation and Third-Party Intervention”
Michele di Maio, University of Naples Parthenope - “Impact of conflict on education”


Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send a detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant information about you. References are not required but they are welcome. Submit your application by August 11th, 2017. 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. 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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