Graduate Seminar

The first Graduate Seminar "Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective" took place in the winter term 2013/14. The seminar gives doctoral and post-doctoral students the opportunity to present their work and to engage in constructive dialogue. Various fields of study are involved: religious studies, social psychology, ethics, history, political science, and philosophy. The topics include various models of reconciliation and conflict transformation, non-judicial mechanisms like Truth Commissions, and the ethical, religious and psychological dimensions of reconciliation, with a regional focus on Israel/Palestine.


The programme of winter term 2018/19 includes topics such as

24.10. Empathy

07.11. Discussion of MA thesis based on the trilateral project "Hearts of Flesh - Not Stone"

14.11. The new trilateral project: our research proposal - Guest: Prof. Cecilia Plested from UdeA, Colombia

21.11. The role of Emotions in conflict - preparation to South Africa journey

28.11. - 18.12. Conference and winter school in South Africa (organized by Prof. Pumla Gobodo Madikizela and Prof. Christo Thesnaar)

19.12. Informal Gluhwein at the Christmas Market

09.01. Workshop: Zen Peace Makers (to be confirmed)

16.01. Presentations ph.d. students

23.01. Presentations ph.d. students

30.01. (to be confirmed)

06.02. Excursion to Buchenwald Memorial Concentration Camp