UPCOMING SEMINARS

SPRING 2020

WAR AND PEACE

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

Held at Merton College

University of Oxford

22-28

MARCH

 

War understood as an intractable human constant can often be demoralizing. Yet there is much to celebrate in successful peace building endeavors, strategic moral diplomacy, and the resilience of the human spirit. The study of war and peace at the University of Oxford dates back to the 1500s with notable contributions to just war thinking and the ethics of war. This seminar will address new challenges linked to global health, women in war, developments in peace technology, the environment, forced migration, violent non-state groups, and the role of economic development. We will host a training session for our global women's narratives project with themes of religion, war and peace, global health, identity, gendered violence, and life's work. Our Spring 2020 seminar features new interactive sessions created by our 2020 Fellows on the practice of moral courage, international humanitarian law, and art and poetry in conflict zones. More on our Fellows here.

This week-long seminar commences on Sunday afternoon, March 22nd, and ends Saturday morning, March 28th.  The daily schedule is generally 9:00AM - 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, course materials, most meals and a final banquet are included in the seminar fee.

SUMMER 2020

WAR AND PEACE

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

1-11

JULY

Held at St. Anne's College

University of Oxford

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

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,  JULY 1 - 5

 

This ten day seminar commences at Oxford on Wednesday afternoon, July 1, and ends Saturday morning in either Belfast, UK, or Thessaloniki, Greece, on July 11.  The daily schedule at Oxford is generally 9:00AM - 3:45PM, with two evening sessions and one afternoon free to tour Oxford. Housing at Oxford, course materials, most meals and a final banquet are included in the seminar fee.

DESTINATIONS WEEKS FOLLOWING OXFORD, JULY 5 - 11

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 one week of 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 separate into two parallel study tracks as preparation for the field components in Belfast and Thessaloniki.

PEACEBUILDING IN NORTHERN IRELAND (BELFAST) led by Eva Grosman, executive director of the Centre for Democracy and Peacebuilding, London and Belfast, UK.

HUMAN MIGRATION AND ETHICAL POLICY (GREECE) led by Manas Ghanem, lawyer, Fulbright laureate, and international specialist with the United Nations since 2006. Field meetings in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Learn more about each destination here.

CONTACT US

 

Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights

admin@oxfordglobalethics.org

julia.amos@politics.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Julia Amos

Harris Manchester College

Mansfield Road

Oxford OX1 3TD, UK

Global Women's Narratives Project

gwnp@oxfordglobalethics.org

lyn.boyd-judson@new.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson

143 Pasadena Avenue, Suite A

South Pasadena, CA, USA 91030