Resolving International Conflicts Professionally
The Summer Academy of the Galtung-Institut for Peace Theory and Peace (G-ISA 2017) will take place from 7 to 13 August 2017 (7 days) in Grenzach-Wyhlen located only 10 minutes away from the city centre of Basel in Switzerland. The Galtung-Institut is located in the tri-country region between Germany, Switzerland and France. The course will be conducted by Prof. Johan Galtung (Professor & Founder of Academic Peace Studies and President of the G-I), Prof. Kees van der Veer (Psychologist and Director of the Cultural Studies Foundation in Amsterdam) and Prof. Paul Scott (Political Science and Historian for European and Asian History). Beyond conflict dynamics at the international level, the relevance of intergroup and interpersonal conflict dynamic will also be discussed with a regard to their possible solutions.
Taken together, the summer academy courses taught by these outstanding professors & seasoned practitioners offers a unique opportunity for participants to acquire
- a professional and interdisciplinary perspective on the potentials of peacebuilding in the 21st century,
- insights from mediating at the highest levels of international relations as well as
- insights into techniques of solution-indicative conflict analysis and reconciliation at the micro- and meso-levels of society.