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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Summer School: Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge

06.03.2018, by Sibylle Classen in announcement

2nd-6th July, 2018 at University of Geneva, Switzerland; Application deadline: April 15th, 2018


We are delight to invite you to the summer school “Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge”, which will take place at the University of Geneva from July 2nd-6th, 2018.

Where does prejudice come from? How do prejudice and discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How can institutions reduce prejudice? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market?

Jacques Berent, David Bourguinon, Delle Derks, Olivier Desrichard, Naomi Ellemers, Serge Guimond, Collete van Laar and Vincent Yzertbyt will present a psycho-social analysis of the origins and consequences of prejudice against different groups that are stigmatized based on criteria such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, social class, age or disability.

This analysis will be completed with disciplinary perspectives from sociology, economy, political science, social work, and law, presented by Nicky LeFeuvre, Giovanni Ferro Luzzi, Noemi Michel, Francis Loser, Barbara Waldis and Karine Lempen.

This summer school is a unique opportunity to meet practitioners from different organizations such as CERN, EPFL, IKEA, or IBM to learn about implemented policies aiming to reduce discriminations and promote diversity in the workplace.

This Summer School is organised in collaboration with Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Geneva), Equal Opportunities Office (University of Geneva), Research Service (University of Geneva), High School of Social Work (HETS-Geneva) and Bureau de l'Egalité entre Femmes et Hommes et de Prévention des Violences Domestiques (République et Canton de Genève).

Application deadline: 15th April, 2018

Required documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words)
  • A reference letter (professor, employer, etc.)

For more information and inscription:

Kind regards,
Klea Faniko, Didier Grandjean, Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi and Juan Manuel Falomir Pichastor