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.