International Summer School
We offer a diverse interdisciplinary Summer School set in a unique backdrop of a society emerging from conflict.
Conflict Transformation and Social Justice examines the theories and practices of conflict transformation from within local and global perspectives, including case studies of Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia and South America, as well as evaluating how religion impacts upon peace-building. Students will learn how interventions and policies dedicated to conflict transformation have failed or succeeded.
The programme will position the importance of security, transitional justice and the role of restorative justice in democracy building. Understanding how border conflicts and social injustice encourage conflict and violence will also be studied. Other important features of peace-building that include negotiation and dialogue, the problem of dealing with victims issues and perpetrators of injustice will also form part of the overall learning around the research methods and ethics required for the restoration of social justice.
Our International Summer Schools are fully credit bearing.
Conflict Transformation and Social Justice provides the opportunity to examine the history of conflicts and processes of social justice not only on the island of Ireland but around the world. Students will be taught by expert scholars from a wide range of disciplines including Politics, Law, International Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Psychology, Film and Theatre.
Areas of study include:
- Religion and Peacebuilding
- Intervention and Integration
- Transitional Justice
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Cross-border Co-operation
- Discourses and Dialogue in Conflict Transformation
- Representing and Dealing with the Past
- Research Methods and Ethics in Conflict Transformation
- Policing and Securitization
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS IN PEACE BUILDING
The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is a newly established international centre of excellence at Queen's University Belfast.
A flagship for interdisciplinary research, the Institute fosters collaborations across a range of subject areas which allows the Faculty to address some of the key global challenges faced in seeking to achieve fairness, security, prosperity, social harmony and progress.
Students will have the unique opportunity to hear from those involved in the conflict on a local level.
Our diverse panel discussions include representatives from Northern Ireland’s political parties, religious leaders, former paramilitary prisoners and policing. Students will students hear many different narratives of the conflict locally, and have the opportunity to question those who were involved.Find out more