Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

1999 Summer Institute Schedule

University of Pennsylvania

(3 June - 13 Aug 1999

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WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION AND CASE HISTORIES OF ETHNOPOLITICAL CONFLICT

3 June 1. Welcome to SACSEC, overview of ethnicity and ethnopolitical conflict

4 June 2. South Africa--Johan Louw

7 June 3. N. Ireland--John McGarry

8 June 4. Sri Lanka--Vidya Samarsinghe

9 June 5. Israel/Palestine--Ian Lustick

 

WEEK 2: THEORIES OF NATIONALISM, NATIONAL MOBILIZATION, AND ETHNIC/NATIONAL CONFLICT

10 June 1. Classic statements, primordialist theory--Ian Lustick

11 June 2. Constructivist theory--Ronald Suny

14 June 3. Strategic, historical, economic factors--Ronald Suny & David Laitin

15 June 4. Game-theoretic, rational-choice, language approaches--David Laitin

16 June 5. Identity: post-colonialism and imperialism--Anne Norton

17 June 6. Identity: hegemonic approaches--Ian Lustick

18 June 7. Identity as practice, performance, and emergent phenomenon--Ian Lustick

 

WEEK 3: GROUP IDENTIFICATION AND SOCIAL EMOTIONS

21 June   1. Nature and representation of categories: classical, prototype, instance theories; Categories of race and ethnicity--Lawrence Hirschfeld

22 June 2. Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination (beliefs, attitudes, and behavior); Group centrism in public opinion--Clark McCauley

23 June 3. Arousing group identification: The minimal group effect; Ethnic identification, patriotism and nationalism--Edward Cairns

24 June 4. Dissolving group identification: the contact hypothesis--Edward Cairns

25 June 5. Positive and negative social emotions--Alan Fiske

 

WEEK 4: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF AGGRESSION AND CONFLICT

28 June 1. Culture and violence--Alan Fiske

29 June 2. The power of the social situation: conformity and escalation--Clark McCauley

30 June 3. Group dynamics theory--Clark McCauley

1 July 4. Religion and violence--Steven Heine

2 July 5. Psychology of terrorist groups; men in combat--Clark McCauley

 

WEEK 5: THEORIES OF AGGRESSION

6 July 1. Frustration-aggression theory, anger-insult theory, instrumental vs expressive aggression--John Sabini

7 July 2. Evolutionary origins of altruism, tit-for-tat, revenge--John Sabini

8 July 3. Realistic group conflict theory, relative deprivation theory--Marc Ross

9 July 4. Psychocultural origins of ingroup and outgroup aggression--Marc Ross

 

WEEK 6: TOWARD AMELIORATING ETHNOPOLITICAL CONFLICT

12 July 1. Psychodynamic approaches: loss and mourning, narcissm of small differences--Marc Ross

13 July 2. Forgiveness, reconciliation, and the psychology of apology, restitution, and punishment--Paul Rozin

14 July 3. Experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations--Richard Neugebauer

15 July 4. Mixed method evaluations--Richard Neugebauer

16 July 5. Clinical interview and oral history methods--Alice Hoffman

17 July 6. Saturday morning practicum: Interviewing--Alice Hoffman

 

WEEK 7: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR VICTIMS OF CONFLICT

19 July 1. Introduction to the DSM-IV: psychosis, neurosis, sociopathy--Robert DeRubeis

20 July 2. Identifying and intervening against depression--Robert DeRubeis

21 July 3. Identifying and intervening against PTSD and other stress disorders--Joseph Volpicelli

22 July 4. The case against pathologizing victims of ethnopolitical conflict--Marc Sageman

23 July 5. Public health approaches to PTSD and stress disorders--Claude Chemtob

24 July 6. Anger in PTSD--Claude Chemtob

 

WEEK 8: ETHNOPOLITICAL CONFLICT: POLITICAL PATHOLOGIES AND POLITICAL DESIGN

26 July 1. Genocide and ethnic cleansing--Dan Chirot

27 July 2. Control and partition--Ian Lustick

28 July 3. Multicultural liberalism and integration--William Kymlicka

29 July 4. Consociationalism--Sidney Noel

30 July 5. Federalism and autonomy designs--Wolfgang Danspeckgruber (CANCELLED)

 

WEEK 9: HELPING REFUGEES AND OTHER VICTIMS OF ETHNOPOLITICAL CONFLICT

2 Aug 1. Psychosocial models used to explain refugee behavior--Maryanne Loughry

3 Aug 2. Psychosocial interventions in refugee settings --Maryanne Loughry.

4 Aug 3. Engendering forced migration--Maryanne Loughry

5 Aug 4. The refugee experience/refugee children --Maryanne Loughry & Alastair Ager

6 Aug 5. Cross-cultural responses/ Programming and evaluation skills--Maryanne Loughry & Alastair Ager

 

WEEK 10: CONFLICT RESOLUTION

9 Aug 1. Social psychological dimensions of ethnic conflict and conflict resolution--Herbert Kelman

10 Aug 2. Group conflict and conflict resolution: simulation--Herbert Kelman & Donna Hicks

11 Aug 3. Simulation concluded, with theoretical discussion--Herbert Kelman & Donna Hicks

12 Aug 4. Discussion of Fellows' Papers

13 Aug 5. Discussion of Fellows' Papers and Concluding Session