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Suggested reading published on October 8, 2015, by Jennifer AllsopRefugees-620x330

Photographs of the refugee crisis have mounted an attack on Europe’s political conscience. Besides depicting Syrians forced to flee, the photos begun to weave a new narrative around what it means to be vulnerable, to be a man and to be a refugee. They depict new masculinities of war that challenge the militarised assumptions that are now resurgent on the Hungarian border. Men cannot be cast as either victims or soldiers: they can be at once vulnerable and agentic too.

The full article is available here

unnamedThe Department of Political Science at Tulane University (New Orleans) has initiated the receipt of applications for admission in the Fall 2016 semester. This postgraduate programme has a focus on political development and political institutions. Furthermore, it prepares the students for both academic and non-academic job markets upon graduation. Also, all students will have the opportunity to develop teaching skills in the classroom.

Generous fellowships are available and are awarded on academic merit and potential for scholarship.

Applications for admission in the Fall 2016 semester are due by February 15th, 2016.

For further information visit the site of the Ph.D. program. 

ICC´s New Premises

Category: News

17 Nov 2015

In a special ceremony, on 12 November 2015, ICC President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi received a symbolic key to the Court’s new premises. President Fernández stated, “Completion of the new building of the Court is a major milestone for the ICC as a permanent international institution” and she urged to make the best use of the premises in order to contribute to the prevention of core international crimes. unnamed

The building complex, located at the edge of The Hague and close to the North Sea, consists of six inter-connected towers and offers over 1,200 workplaces. “Courtys” was the consortium in charged to developed the project, which execution started in April 2013 and has now been completed.

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is offering short courses, in particular, topics within the field of refugees and migration. The following three short courses will be offered during the month of January and February 2016:

1. Designing research with urban displaced populations in MENA region (Jan 24 – 28, 2016)
2. International Refugee Law (Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2016)
3. Euro -Mediterranean Refugee and Migration Crisis: Origins, Effects, Responses (Feb 7 – 11, 2016)

Each course has a has a duration of five days (from 9 am till 5 pm) and are taught in English at the AUC Tahrir Campus in Downtown Cairo.1.-IDP-mig-refug

There is a limited number of scholarships for Independent researchers and students.

The applications can be submitted before 15th of December 2015.
Detailed information is available on CMRS website.

Sexual violence against men in conflict settings is largely ignored. Furthermore, victimized men do not find a response within domestic legal frameworks.

In order to encourage the reflection around this issue, the ISS teaching major in Social Justice Perspectives and the ISS research programme in Governance, Globalization and Social Justice are glad to invite to a short presentation and discussion with Dr. Chris Dolan, Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, which will be preceded by a film screening of the Refugee Law Project’s series “Journeys to Activism”.mqdefault

Date: 20 November 2015, from 16:15 pm to 17:30 pm
Location: ISS
Room: 3.14

If you would like to attend this event, we kindly request you to register by filling in this registration form.

The department of Urbanism at the TU Delft has announced the first international symposium on post-conflict cities.

Date: 27 November 2015
Start: 09:00 am
Place: Faculty of Architecture TU Delft, The Netherlands.SP13 Afganistan Roads

The objective of this event is to offer an academic space for the discussion of urban planning´s role in postconflict societies. For this edition, the focus will be placed in the case of Afghanistan. Six international speakers will lead the full-day program.

For more information, you can visit the official site of the event.

03cb8d6a7c3e0ee2dd59e600e893af4dPeace Review: A Journal of Social Justice published by the University of San Francisco is dedicating part of one of its coming issues to explore conflicts centered around race and on approaches that challenge race conflicts.
For this reason, the editorial committee requires essays no longer than 3500 that provide insights into the relationship between race and conflict and its intersections with ethnicity, religion, class, and gender/sexuality.
Please make your submissions are due by July 15, 2016, referring the Submission Guidelines.


International Institute of Social Studies

Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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