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Asch Center 2001 Summer Institute Schedule

University of Pennsylvania

June 4-August 10, 2001

For additional information about the Visiting Faculty click here.  For the 2001 Summer Institute Syllabus click here.


Week 1.  Case Histories of Ethnopolitical Conflict

1.    Introduction—Brief Fellow Presentations—Monday 6/4

2.    Israel/Palestine Ian Lustick (U. of Pennsylvania)—Tuesday 6/5

3.    Northern Ireland   John McGarry (U. of Waterloo)—Wednesday 6/6

4.    Sri Lanka   Jeanne Maracek (Swarthmore College)—Thursday 6/7

5.    South Africa   Robert Price (U. of California-Berkeley)—Friday 6/8

Week 2.  Ethnic Identity: Models and Influences

1.    Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Identity   Ronald Suny (U. of Chicago)Monday 6/11

2.    Rational-Choice Models of Ethnicity   Kanchan Chandra (MIT)—Tuesday 6/12

3.    Post-Colonialism and Ethnic Identity   Anne Norton (U. of Pennsylvania)—Wednesday 6/13

4.    Language Issues and Ethnopolitical Conflict   Harold Schiffman (U. of Pennsylvania)—Thursday 6/14


5.   Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 6/15

Week 3.  The Psychology of Group Identification and Attachment

1.   Overview of Group Dynamics Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)—Monday 6/18

2.   Social Movements and the Manipulation of Ethnicity Anthony Oberschall (U. of North Carolina)—Tuesday 6/19

3.   Social Identification Theory and Social Categorization Theory   Etty Jehn (U. of Pennsylvania)—Wednesday 6/20

4.    Individual Differences in Group Identification   Sonia Roccas (Open University of Israel)--Thursday 6/21

5.    Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 6/22

Week 4.  Aggression: Theory and Research Findings

1.    Individual vs. Intergroup Aggression  Clark McCauley (Bryn Mawr College)--Monday 6/25

2.    Theories of Intergroup Aggression  Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)—Tuesday 6/26


3.    Developmental and Cultural Origins of Ingroup and Outgroup Aggression   Marc Ross (Bryn Mawr College)—Wednesday 6/27


4.   Evolutionary Origins of Group Conflict  Francisco Gil-White (U. of Pennsylvania)—Thursday 6/28


5.   Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 6/29

Week 5.  Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing


1.   Roots of Evil  Ervin Staub (U. of Massachusetts)—Thursday 7/5

2.   Situational Factors Encouraging Genocide and the Role of Bystanders  Ervin Staub (U. of Massachusetts)--Friday 7/6

3.   Individual Differences in Response to Situational Factors and Developmental Origins of Empathy  Ervin Staub (U. of Massachusetts)—Saturday 7/7

Week 6.   Addressing the Conflict Experience I: Psychological Reactions & Psychosocial/ Mental Health Responses

1.    Children and Ethnic Violence   Michael Wessells (Randolph  Macon U.)—Monday 7/9

2.   Local Intervention: Strategies, Issues, and Ethics  Michael Wessells (Randolph Macon U.)—Tuesday 7/10

3.   History of Trauma and Cross-Cultural Conceptualizations Marc Sageman (U. of Pennsylvania)—Wednesday 7/11


4.    Identifying and Intervening Against PTSD and Other Stress Disorders  Edna Foa (U. of Pennsylvania)Thursday 7/12

5.    Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 7/13

Week 7.  Addressing the Conflict Experience II: Refugees and Rebuilding Community

1.    Refugees in Crisis: The Role of Mental Health Programs     Barbara Smith (International Rescue Committee, NYC)--Monday 7/16


2.    The Refugee Experience: Mediating the Impact of Forced Migration and Displacement on Children    Beverlee Bruce (Social Science Research Council, NYC)—Tuesday 7/17


3.    USA, Europe and Local Professionals: Approaches to Psychosocial Programs and Rape in the Balkans    Arancha Garcia del Soto (International Rescue Committee, Madrid)--Wed 7/18


4.     Approaches and Issues in Post-Conflict Community Rebuilding and Reconciliation   Charles Malcolm (U. of Cape Town, South Africa)—Thursday 7/19

5.    Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 7/20

Special Session: “Tabletop Exercise”  Mary Gutmann, Director, Office of Special Services, Peace Corps

Week 8.  Evaluating Psychosocial/ Mental Health Interventions: Research Strategies, Obstacles, and Ethics

1.    Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Evaluations of Mental Health Interventions   Richard Neugebauer (Columbia U.)—Monday 7/23

2.    Mixed Method Evaluations of Mental Health Interventions  Richard Neugebauer (Columbia U.)—Tuesday 7/24

3.    Qualitative Methods in Cross-cultural Mental Health Assessment  Paul Bolton (Johns Hopkins)—Wednesday 7/25

4.    Methods and Results of Mental Health Assessments in Rwanda and Uganda   Paul Bolton (Johns Hopkins)--Thurs 7/26

5.   Review, Discussion, and Integration—Friday 7/27

Week 9.  Managing/Resolving Ethnic Group Differences

1.    Political Designs I-- Multicultural Liberalism and Integration    Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University-Canada)—Monday 7/30


2.    Political Designs II—Self-Determination and Secession   Margaret Moore (U. of Waterloo)—Tuesday 7/31


3.    Political Designs III-- Control, Partition, Hegemony   Ian Lustick (U. of Pennsylvania)—Wednesday 8/1


4.    Political Designs IV—Self-Governance and Regional Integration   Wolfgang Danspeckgruber (Princeton U.)—Thurs 8/2


5.   Review, Discussion, and IntegrationFriday 8/3

Special Session: Discussion of Non-Violent Resistance Movements   Jack DuVall and Steve York, producers of PBS series “A Force More Powerful”

Fellow Research Proposals Due

Week 10.  Overview, Integration, and Research Proposal Discussion

1.    Problem-Solving Conflict Resolution Approaches-Part I  Herb Kelman and Donna Hicks (Harvard U.)—Monday 8/6

2.    Problem-Solving Conflict Resolution Approaches-Part II  Herb Kelman and Donna Hicks (Harvard U.)—Tuesday 8/7

3.    Discussion of Fellow Research Proposals—Wednesday 8/8

4.    Discussion of Fellow Research Proposals—Thursday 8/9

5.   Final Integration and Concluding Session—Friday 8/10



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