3rd International Summer School

Learning from the past – Exploring the Role of Transitional Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-conflict Society

Dear Colleagues,

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is hosting its third summer school from June 20 to July 4, 2016. The summer school aims to make a contribution to the process of dealing with the past, reconciliation and transitional justice approaches in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the region.  By examining the ways how and what we can learn from the past in order to confront the challenges in the present, IUS promotes the idea of education as an essential tool for reconciliation and an agent of positive societal change in post-conflict societies.

We aspire to give an overview of some of the most commonly used methodologies, approaches, tools and techniques covered by disciplines related to transitional justice, dealing with the past and reconciliation. With the expertise of lecturers from the region and beyond, the course will also focus on new methods in social science research relevant to this important field. The summer school is organized as a combination of lectures, workshops, excursions, fieldtrips, visits to relevant institutions, introduction to governmental and non-governmental organizations, and participation in socio-cultural activities and events.

The summer school will consist of three, roughly two-hour, classroom sessions during most of the days, followed by visits to BiH government ministries, international organizations, NGOs and a four day field visit to the Srebrenica Memorial Centre (Potocari) and a post-genocide community (the village of Klotjevac) in Eastern Bosnia. The field trips will provide the participants with the opportunity to experience learning beyond the classroom in a community setting. It will provide them with a more intensive hands-on practice with methods discussed during the sessions.

For additional information and application procedures, please visit the link: http://lftp.ius.edu.ba/.


Registration starts: February 8, 2016

Deadline for the registration for Silver and Gold Packages: June 3, 2016

Deadline for the registration for Local Package: June 10, 2016

Days of the Summer School: June 20 to July 4, 2016


*IUS is in the process of securing additional funds from sponsors and funding bodies; scholarships might be available if our funding endeavours get successful. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under their Go East Summer Schools Program is partially funding our German participants. Please, check the website for further updates!


See you in Sarajevo!


Nerkez Opacin

Summer School Coordinator

International University of Sarajevo

Hrasnicka cesta 15, 71210 Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Office: +387 33 957 421 Fax: +387 33 957 105

Email: lftp@ius.edu.ba, nopacin@ius.edu.ba

Web: www.ius.edu.ba