Nicosia, July 20 - 30, 2014
The University of Cyprus, in collaboration withthe European Consortium for Political Research, the Home for Cooperation and the International Association of Peace and Conflicts Studies organize a summer school in Peace and Conflict Studies. The purpose of this Summer School is to bring together leading academics in the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies with post-graduate students who are working in this area from varied disciplines, locations, and orientations. The objective is to develop a corpus of critical knowledge which will influence peacebuilding theory, methodology, ethics, and policy, as well as to have a broader impact on one of the key agendas of IR- peacemaking. To this end the subjects and themes of the summer school range from peace theory to policy analysis to field work experiences. This multi-leveled approach to the problems of peace and conflict studies – from theory to practice – will be channeled into all the various themes and subjects; in this way, the summer school forum will be both broad and deep in scope.
Target group
The Summer School seeks to attract is any reflective research student (MA or PhD), preferably with field experience, working on a broad range of issues pertaining to peace and peacebuilding. The aim is to broaden input rather than restrict, to bring together individuals with different disciplinary backgrounds and professional experiences.
The Summer School will be taught in intensive morning and afternoon sessions. It will be organized around Lectures and Seminars led by experts, and in addition include Roundtables with scholars and practitioners, Case Studies and choice of a Fieldtrip. One day will be allocated to students to present their own research work and receive feedback from the teaching faculty.
The intractable Cyprus Problem provides an enticing backdrop to study issues of peace and conflict. Furthermore, the current financial crisis and the Middle East uprisings have recontextualized and reproblematized these issues. In the heart of a vibrant divided city, participants will be able to first-hand experience peace and conflict predicaments and reflect on wider issues frome around the globe.
Participants may opt to receive 8 ECTS credits upon completion of a research project.
The Summer School provides university student accommodation for the participants. If you opt for your own accommodation, here are some suggestions:
  • Hotel Centrum
  • Hotel Classic
  • Hotel Royiatiko
  • Youth Hostel Nicosia
There is a limited number of scholarships to partially cover participation and/or travel expenses. These will be awarded on a merit and need basis.
Organizing Committee
Maria Hadjipavlou, University of Cyprus - Summer School Coordinator
Costas M. Constantinou, University of Cyprus
Antonis Ellinas, University of Cyprus
 Programme of the First International Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies