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Date: 7th – 8th November 2016

Venue: Aalborg

ECTS: 4, 2 for the course and 2 for paper.

Registration: Before 25th October and submit a brief statement of research interests (max. 1000 words), and CV to Christian Ydesen [email protected]
A paper (15-to-20-page essay, or a chapter extracted from your thesis) should be submitted by 31st October.

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Summary
In cooperation with the department of learning and philosophy (host organization), PhD schools and other departments of AAU, we would like to offer this intensive course to doctoral candidates, who are at their early stage of research, to engage in critical discussions of achievements, needs and challenges of peace research, and the promotion of peace through international organizations and international law in the context of contemporary world politics. The United Nations System will be the main focus of this course, and keynote speakers, invited to lead the program and provide further directions in research to the participants, have a profound expertise in UN studies, particularly in the Security Council, International Criminal Court, UN Peacekeeping Operations and Humanitarian Intervention, the UN History, etc). In addition, the keynote speakers will put emphasis on peace research by exposing to its philosophical, conceptual and theoretical challenges. After the completion of the two-day intensive PhD Course, all the participants will be invited to attend a book workshop/ conference dedicated to International Peace and Institutions in Global and Domestic Politics, which will be held in the same department. Through this additional “bonus” participation, we hope that the young researchers will additionally learn about the development of book proposal, book publication opportunities, and engage with senior scholars, coming from many countries of the world, in interesting discussions.

Programme Schedule

Day 1 – November 7, 2016:

  • 09:00 – 09:30    Welcome note by the heads of PhD schools. Introduction by the organizers.
  • 09:30 – 10:30    Keynote lecture # 1: Peace and Developing Phenomenology: challenges and prospects of peace and conflict studies
    • Associate Professor, Dr Jesper Garsdal (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • 10:30 – 10:45    Break
  • 10:45 – 12:45    Workshop I: Presentations by five participants, review by the keynote lecturer, and group discussion
  • 12:45 – 13:30    Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30    Keynote lecture # 2: Peace and the United Nations: the role of international criminal tribunals in peace processes
    • Professor, Dr Vesselin Popovski (Jindal Global University, India)
  • 14:30 – 14:45    Break
  • 14:45 – 16:45    Workshop II: Presentations by five participants, review by the keynote lecturer, and group discussion
  • 16:45 – 17:45    Special Session – review and feedback (workshop groups I and II)

Day 2 – November 8, 2016:

  • 09:30 – 10:30    Keynote lecture #3: Researching Peace: on problems of conceptualization and methodology in international relations
    • Professor, Dr Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)
  • 10:30 – 10:45    Break
  • 10:45 – 12:45    Workshop III: Presentations by five participants, review by the keynote lecturer, and group discussion
  • 12:45 – 13:30    Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30    Keynote lecture # 4: The Role of Norms in International Peacebuilding: humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect
    • Associate Professor, Dr Alistair Edgar (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System
  • 14:30 – 14:45    Break
  • 14:45 – 16:45    Workshop IV: Presentations by five participants, review by the keynote lecturer, and group discussion
  • 16:45 – 17:45    Special Session – review and feedback (workshop groups III and IV)

Registration: Before 25th October and submit a brief statement of research interests (max. 1000 words), and CV to Christian Ydesen [email protected]

A paper (15-to-20-page essay, or a chapter extracted from your thesis) should be submitted by 31st October.

Course organizer: Christian Ydesen, [email protected], Aigul Kulnazarova [email protected]