SUMMER SCHOOL ON TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER, NORTHERN IRELAND

JORDANSTOWN CAMPUS (near Belfast)

17-21 JUNE 2013

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) is pleased to announce its 6th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of:

PEACE NEGOTIATIONS, PEACE MEDIATION AND INFLUENCING IMPLEMENTATION:

ENGAGING WOMEN AND GENDER

The Summer School will be held from 17-21 June 2013 at the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster, located on the north shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. The Summer School is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions.  It is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.

The TJI Summer School 2013 will focus on the identification, training and presence of women and gendered perspectives in peace negotiations, peace mediation and ongoing post-conflict implementation.  This five day course will offer participants a unique opportunity to understand the legal framing and policy requirements mandating greater inclusiveness in peace processes and mediations of conflict; the arguments for the representation of women in such processes and the barriers to representation of women; the challenges to including gendered perspectives in negotiation, including greater understanding of men’s roles in conflict; the capacity of positive masculinities to model change in conflict settings; as well as identifying the issues and mechanisms that most likely advance women and gender equality in change contexts.  Participants will have access to the unique skills of the TJI’s gender experts, as well as an extraordinary local community of feminist activists who have been and remain deeply involved in conflict, transition and peace implementation in Northern Ireland. 

The academic component of the Summer School is also complemented by a social programme which provides the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area. Social events include a tour of the North Coast, a murals tour in Belfast, film screenings and a Summer School dinner at Belfast Castle.

Programme Outline

Day 1:    The Law and Policy of Peace and War

Day 2:    The United Nations Women Peace and Security Agenda

Day 3:    Engaging in Active Peace Negotiations and Implementation

Day 4:    The Skills Component: Arbitration, Negotiation & Agenda Setting

Day 5:  Key Issues in Peace Making and Mediation (Amnesty, Truth Processes, Accountability and Institutional Reform).

Speakers confirmed

Professor Monica McWilliams (TJI), Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain (TJI),
Dr Catherine O'Rourke (TJI)
, Eilish Rooney (TJI), Dr Aisling Swaine (TJI),

Dr Sari Kouvo (Afghanistan Analysts Network/Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Dr Khanyisela Moyo (TJI).

Location

The Summer School will take place at the Jordanstown campus of the University Ulster, situated seven miles north of Belfast. The University grounds lie at the foot of the South Antrim hills, and the land fronting the main entrance slopes down to the shore of Belfast Lough.  The campus commands impressive views of the Lough, the Belfast Bills and County Down.  Belfast has been voted one of the world's top destinations for 2012 by an international travel magazine. The National Geographic Traveller called the city a "treasure" with an "incredible atmosphere". Further details on Belfast are at http://www.gotobelfast.com,
http://discovernorthernireland.com and www.ni2012.com.

Fees

Reflecting differences in financial situation, fees for the summer school are broken into two categories. The fee for large organisations such as Universities, Government departments or intergovernmental organisations is £600. For smaller organisations, or self funding individuals it is £500. The course fee includes all course materials, lunch, social events and the Summer School dinner. There is an additional fee of £150 (6 nights) for those requiring accommodation (self-catering, ensuite).

Application Process

The deadline for completed applications is 1 April 2013.  Decisions will be communicated to successful applicants by 15 April 2013.

 
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Summer School participants, 2012

Summer School 2012

Student Feedback

“This was a rewarding and interesting programme. It was professionally managed and on the whole an impressive success. Well done and thank you!”

“It was a great experience, I learned loads, both academically and practically that has renewed my optimism in gender and women’s empowerment.”

“Excellent course – thank you. Will definitely recommend widely”

Student Intranet: Summer School 2013

 

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