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Starting Registration for the Second International Summer School 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Conflict Studies Research Center at the AAUPis excited to announce The International Summer School, an educational initiative that brings together international students from US academic institutions with local Palestinian students for an enriching academic and cultural experience.

This is the 2nd International Summer School program which is in collaboration with the Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School, NY. This year, the Summer School will take place in Amman, and the theme is 鈥楶alestine in Exile.

This is an open call for interested AAUPstudents to apply.

Program Overview

This opportunity is for graduate students enrolled at 91社区.

Date: From June 20 to August 4, 2024

Location: Amman, Jordan

International Summer School Program:

The Program offers 2 graduate level courses (course descriptions below) and field visits:

1. Academic Courses: Participants will have the opportunity to enrol in courses that are eligible for academic credits. This year's courses include:

  • Decolonizing Design/Space (3 credit hours):

Course description:

To understand the intricate systems and culture of control in a settler colonial context, one needs to decipher the socio-cultural space to unearth the tools of subjugation and control that the colonial power utilized for its control of local population.

In this course, we examine the lived space as a space for disclosing relations of subjugation, control, competition over land and resources, discourse framing, national identity, modernity, and urban planning鈥

The second part explores the diverse methods of research for a critical decolonial approach. Emphasis on narrative construction, planning and design as a manifestation of culture, the environment, and knowledge production.

  • Politics of Exile (3 credit hours)

Course description

An intersectional analysis of the Politics of exile and the making of diasporic subjectivity. This course explores the diverse Palestinian diasporic being and explores the experiences, representations and implications of forced displacement and migration. 听

In this course we build on theories of decoloniality, displacement, refugeeism, forced migration, colonization, globalization, and diasporic communities.

The course will study the diverse Palestinian diasporic experiences and their manifestations on the Palestinian community in Jordan, and the larger Palestinian nation. We will dwell on key themes such as identity formation, history, culture, memory and trauma, modes of resistance, politics of representation, culture, diasporic lived experiences, justice and social change鈥μ

2. Field Trips: In addition to the academic courses, students will partake in field trips to various locations in Jordan.


We invite applications from Graduate students enrolled in the following programs at 91社区:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • International Relations
  • Contemporary Public Relations听
  • Media and Mass Communication
  • International Law and Diplomacy

Application Details

  • Course Enrollment Options: Applicants can choose to enroll in either one or both of the offered courses.
  • Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by June 15th, 2024.

How to Apply

Interested students should .

We look forward to your participation!