2019 SEMINARS

March

17-23

Seminar

March 17th-23rd, 2019

Held at Balliol College and

Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Hendra Gunawan, War and Peace, 1950s. Oil on canvas. National Gallery Singapore.

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 embrace the complexity of the field by engaging across disciplines with case studies and critical deliberation on new challenges linked to the environment, forced migration, new weapons technology, violent non-state groups, women in war, and the role of economic development. 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.

Student seminar fee: $1900.00; professional seminar fee: $2100.00

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.

Nine public seats remaining. Applications considered until seminar filled.

June - July

30-6

Seminar

June 30th-July 6th, 2019

Held at Balliol College, University of Oxford

July 7 - 28, 2019

Optional volunteer placement in Lesvos, Greece

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

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.

July 7 – 21, 2019 OPTIONAL INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

Seminar participants are invited to travel to Lesvos, Greece for volunteer internship matches in refugee work organized by Joel Hernandez of Better Days. Airfare and room rentals are arranged by individual participants or their placements. 14 day minimum.

 

Student seminar fee: $1900.00; professional seminar fee: $2100.00

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.

 

September

22-28

Seminar

September 22nd-28th, 2019

Held at Balliol College and

Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Stained glass from Harris Manchester College Chapel, University of Oxford

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 bring 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, and 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.

Student seminar fee: $1900.00; professional seminar fee: $2100.00

Includes housing at Balliol College, all meals, and final formal banquet.