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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Lausanne Summer School on Transitional Justice

26.03.2017, by Sibylle Classen

June 12-23, 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Pluralistic Memories Project and the University of Lausanne are organizing the Lausanne Summer School on Transitional Justice. The school will take place in Lausanne, from 12 to 23 June, 2017.

The school brings together young researchers from around the world whose PhD work tackles the difficult problem of how past injustice and mass crimes are being addressed during societal transitions. The school is organised by an international research consortium and it promotes multi-disciplinary perspectives on transitional justice, collective memory, dealing with the past and conflict management. It combines lectures given by internationally renowned experts with mentoring activities, writing workshops and project work.

Themes and Lectures

Oral histories of collective trauma
Dr Erin Jessee, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Dealing with legacies of colonial ideology and institutions
Prof. Joseph Massad, Columbia University, New York, USA

Transitional justice mechanisms
Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Secretary of the Task force on reconciliation mechanisms in Sri Lanka, Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives

Social identities in conflict dynamics
Prof. Stephen Reicher, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Applications are open until 15 April 2017. To guarantee sufficient opportunities for interactions between students and lecturers, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25 and participants are expected to attend the entire two weeks programme. Priority will be given to PhD-students whose thesis work is closely related to the course topics. Applications from Master students planning to start a PhD soon or from early post docs will also be considered. The link for the online application is: