Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Solomon Asch Center 2005 Summer Institute

(All Sessions 9:00am to 3:00pm)

 

Module 1.  Introduction and Case Studies of Ethnopolitical Conflict

 Monday June 6                        Orientation & Informal Fellow Presentations

 Tuesday June 7                        Informal Fellow Presentations (Continued)

 Wednesday June 8       Case Study I: Northern Ireland

Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

 Thursday June 9          Case Study II: Israel/Palestine

Ian Lustick (University of Pennsylvania)

 Friday June 10             Case Study III: Rwanda

                                                Christian Davenport (University of Maryland)

Module 2.  Theories of Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Management

 Monday June 13          Theories and Approaches to National and Ethnic Identity

Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)

Tuesday June 14          Structural and Interest Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)

Wednesday June 15     Psychocultural Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)

Thursday June 16        Conflict Management: Implications of Structural and Psychocultural Theories

Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)

Friday June 17             Case Study Applications of Structural and Psychocultural Theories

                                                Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)

Module 3.  The Politics of Identity for Groups and Individuals

 Monday June 20          Identities and Institutions

Ian Lustick (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Tuesday June 21          Hegemonic Beliefs: Common Sense in Individuals and Groups

Ian Lustick (University of Pennsylvania)

Wednesday June 22     The Origins of Ethnicity and The Hegemony of National Identity

Ian Lustick (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday June 23        Core Beliefs and Collective Worldviews

Roy Eidelson (University of Pennsylvania)

Friday June 24             Modeling Identity Formation, Stabilization, and Change

                                               Ian Lustick (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Module 4.  The Psychology of Ethnopolitical Conflict

 

Monday June 27          Perceiving Human Groups: Stereotype and Essence

Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)

Tuesday June 28          Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Psychology of Group Identification

Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)

 ednesday June 29     Psychology of Intergroup Conflict

Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)

 Thursday June 30        Terrorism: Individual, Group, Social Movement, and Cultural Perspectives

                                                Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)

 Friday July 1                Ethnic Riots and Genocide

                                                Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)

 

Module 5.  Working with Survivors of Violence and Refugees, Part I

Tuesday July 5                        Professionalism in Humanitarian Action

Peter Walker (Tufts University)

 Wednesday July 6       The Tsunami: A Case of a Celebrity Disaster

Peter Walker (Tufts University)

 

Thursday July 7                       An Introduction to Psychosocial Approaches, Part I

                                                Arancha Garcia del Soto (University of Pennsylvania)

 Friday July 8                An Introduction to Psychosocial Approaches, Part II

                                                Arancha Garcia del Soto (University of Pennsylvania)

Monday July 11                       Design and Evaluation of Psychosocial Programs, Part I

Pau Perez-Sales (Doctors of the World--Spain)

Tuesday July 12          Design and Evaluation of Psychosocial Programs, Part II

Pau Perez-Sales (Doctors of the World--Spain)

Module 6.  Working with Survivors of Violence and Refugees, Part II

 Wednesday July 13     Children and Armed Conflict

Michael Wessells (Christian Children’s Fund)

Thursday July 14         Ethics of Development: Workers & Academics

Michael Wessells (Christian Children’s Fund)

Friday July 15              Psychosocial Realities of Migrants in a Foreign Land

                                                Denise Mitchulka (Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture)

Monday July 18                       Human Rights and Psychosocial Work

Brinton Lykes (Boston College)

Tuesday July 19          Case Examples of Psychosocial Work

Brinton Lykes (Boston College), Nicole Ives & Arancha Garcia del Soto (University of Pennsylvania)

 Module 7.  Political Regulation of National, Ethnic and Communal Differences

 Wednesday July 20     Genocide & Expulsions

Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday July 21         Partitions & Secessions

Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

Friday July 22              Assimilation, Integration, and Multiculturalism

                                                Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Monday July 25                       Consociation

Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

Tuesday July 26          Federation and Territorial Autonomy

Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Module 8.  Discussion of Research Proposals and Conclusion

 Wednesday July 27     Discussion of Research Proposals

Thursday July 28         Discussion of Research Proposals

Friday July 29              Final Integration and Concluding Session