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This week-long seminar commences on Sunday afternoon, March 22nd, and ends Saturday morning, March 28th.  The daily schedule is generally 9AM - 3:45PM, with two evening sessions and one afternoon free to tour Oxford. The 2020 final schedule will be forthcoming in January.  Housing at Oxford, meals and a final banquet are included in the seminar fee.

Critical Deliberations on Conflict, Peacebuilding and Finding Hope in Challenging Times

MARCH

22-28

University of Oxford

Spring 2020

War and Peace

Summer 2020

War and Peace

JULY

5-11

Univ of Oxford

Critical Deliberations on Conflict, Peacebuilding and Finding Hope in Challenging Times

Halin de Repentigny, Where To Meet The Horizon. Oil on canvas. Donated to Syrian Refugee Cause. For more information visit https://halinderepentigny.ca

This week-long seminar commences on Sunday afternoon, July 5, and ends Saturday morning, July 11.  The daily schedule is generally 9AM - 3:45PM, with two evening sessions and one afternoon free to tour Oxford. Housing at Oxford, most meals and a final banquet are included in the seminar fee.

 
DESTINATION WEEKS FOLLOWING
OXFORD SUMMER SEMINAR
JULY 11-17, 2020
The Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights views fieldwork and lived experience as critical components of engaging issues in peace and conflict. With this in mind, our summer seminar in 2020 will offer attending delegates a series of thematic multidisciplinary approaches during their week in Oxford, followed by 5-10 days of study, fieldwork, and meetings with actors in relevant destinations. Oxford Initiative participants will meet together in the mornings at Oxford as one larger group, in the afternoons we will separating into three parallel study tracks as preparation for the optional field components in Belfast, Thessaloniki, and Istanbul.
1. PEACEBUILDING IN NORTHERN IRELAND (BELFAST) led by Eva Grosman, executive director of the Centre for Democracy and Peacebuilding.
2. GLOBAL RELIGION, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (ISTANBUL) led by Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson in Oxford with field meetings in Istanbul, Turkey.
3. HUMAN MIGRATION AND ETHICAL POLICY (GREECE) led by Manas Ghanem, Oxford Initiative Fellow and attorney for the United Nations.
Subject Tracks and Destinations for Field Studies following July week in Oxford:
 
1. DEMOCRACY AND PEACEBUILDING 2020, BELFAST
July 5 - 11, University of Oxford
July 11 - 17, Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
One of the most important challenges at the heart of the peace process is the recognition that it requires more than agreements, institutional changes, security measures and economic development; there must also be a change in the attitudes between communities to reflect the new relationships. This afternoon track of the seminar on war and peace will focus on culture, change, and reconciliation. Reflecting upon the experience of the Irish Peace Process, twenty-one years after the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and case studies from around the world we will examine the role of the cultural leadership and political and societal evolution in the process of communal reconciliation. Developed in partnership with the Belfast-based Centre for Democracy and Peace Building.
 
 
 
 
2. GLOBAL RELIGION, DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS 2020, ISTANBUL
July 5 - 11, University of Oxford
July 11 - 17, Istanbul, Turkey
The overlay of religion and human rights colors every aspect of our collective human experience—gender, race, class, culture and political systems. The practice of global religions brings forward both love and hate, justice and terror, the particular and the universal. Areas of seminar study will include case studies, belief paradigms and moral universes related to states, religion and armed conflict, peace and human rights, as well as the role of secularism, identities, economics and other material considerations. Our goal is to forge useful frameworks for interpreting the complexity of competing ideas in our global political reality.
 
3. HUMAN MIGRATION 2020, GREECE
July 5 - 11, University of Oxford, War and Peace
July 11 - 17, Thessaloniki, Greece
Humans have moved for as long as they have existed. Often driven by material concerns such as security, climate and economic resources, human movement across borders is also tied historically to curiosity and conquest. Areas of seminar study include migrants and refugees, healthcare, economic security, sexual violence, water and habitat, and humanitarian policy. The seminar will cover the lived experience of people on the move, and current developments in international law and policy, including ethical and political decision-making concerning human movement across borders. Optional volunteer placements working with migrants and refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece.