Teaching and Research Appointments

Winter Term 2018/19

November/December 2018
Academic Writing & Principles of Elicitive Conflict Transformation, Haramaya University, Ethiopia


December 2018
Curriculum Development Workshop for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Baghdad and the Iraqi Higher Education System, Erbil


February 2019
BritInn Fellowship, Cambridge Peace and Education Research Group, University of Cambridge

Summer Term 2019

March 2019
Project Visit & Curriculum Development Workshop for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Baghdad and the Iraqi Higher Education System, Erbil, Baghdad, Basra


March - May 2019
Advanced Seminar in Political Theory: Transrational Peace Philosophy and Turning Points in Peace Processes, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

In protracted conflicts cycles of violence usually continue for years, perhaps even decades or generations. Sometimes, however, turning points are reached, moments in which political developments and personal experiences with peace and conflict take a new course. How are the well-known patterns of polarization interrupted and how do new possibilities for conflict transformation emerge in such moments? On the basis of Wolfgang Dietrich’s seminal work on transrational peace philosophy and the writings of John Paul Lederach within the field of elicitive conflict transformation, we will engage with possibilities of a theoretical conceptualization of turning points in peace processes. To this end, we will engage with key authors of peace theory, such as Elise Boulding, Adam Curle and Johan Galtung. In the spirit of a transdisciplinary approach to research, we will also discuss the theoretical approaches towards the conceptualization of turning points from the perspectives of different academic disciplines. After a successful completion of this seminar, students will have a solid understanding of a variety of key texts within the field of peace theory. They will be able to independently apply their newly acquired theoretical lenses to some select cases. Furthermore, they will be able to independently develop analyses, grounded in peace theory literature. They will be able to present their arguments to their peers and colleagues and give and receive constructive feedback. Link to this Course


April-May 2019
Capacity Building Workshop for Peace and Development Studies, Haramaya University, Ethiopia


July 2019 (to be confirmed)
Fact Finding Mission, Elicitive Peace Conflict Mapping for Iraq, Erbil, Iraq

Winter Term 2019/20

MA Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, University of Innsbruck 

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