Winter School 2019
From 11-15 December, our Winter School on ‚Academic Approaches to Post-Conflict Reconstruction‘ took place in Amman. Yemeni and German graduate students and researchers came together to discuss various matters relevant to post-conflict reconstruction. Sessions included an introduction to theoretical approaches to post-conflict reconstruction, focusing on terminology, context and governance as well as sessions addressing the gender, development, economic, security and transitional justice & reconciliation dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction respectively. We also hear presentations from several Yemeni and international policy-makers working on Yemen based in Amman on their perspectives on post-conflict reconstruction in Yemen, linking our theoretical discussions oft he subject to the case of Yemen. The program was complemented by discussions on positionality, group work focusing on the case of Somalia and theatrical enactments of experiences with conflict resolution and reconciliation.
From 27-28 August 2019, the researchers involved in this project came together for a joint workshop in Amman. This two-day workshop served two purposes: Firstly, to discuss the syllabus on post-conflict reconstruction to be taught at Sanaa University as well as the various topics to be addressed in the framework of this course. And secondly, to prepare the upcoming winter school ‘One-Size-Fits-All vs. Tailor-Made Solutions Academic Approaches to Post-Conflict Reconstruction’, which is planned for the second half of December 2019.