AMS Summer school: Interpretive Policy Analysis – Conflict and sustainable futures

Background
This intensive PhD summer school (3 ECTS) will provide PhD students with in-depth knowledge of interpretive methodologies and theories to understand and intervene in conflicts about sustainable futures. The course focuses on methodological innovations that take an integrated approach to the social, cultural, ethical and actionable dimensions of knowledge production, both by academics, as well as by practitioners from industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.
The central theme of the summer school is conflicts and collaboration for sustainable futures. Students will explore possible ways of understanding, analyzing, explaining and intervening in these complex transitions to more sustainable societies.

Lecturers: dr. Jennifer Dodge (University at Albany, NY), dr. Tamara Metze (WUR); Prof. Dr. Hendrik Wagenaar (Kings College London); Prof. dr. Navdeep Mathur (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad); dr. Severine van Bommel (WUR); prof. dr. Esther Turnhout (WUR); dr. Merlijn van Hulst (TiU), dr. Katharina Paul (University of Vienna); dr. Marleen Buizer (WUR); dr. Iulian Barba-Lata (AMS); dr. Peter Matthews (University of Stirling); dr. Art Dewulf (WUR).

Key note: Prof.dr. Maarten Hajer (UU, Urbun Futures Studio): Research by Design
Key note on Thursday is open for general public, if not participating in summer school (Fee: 10 euros) – please send an email here to register.

Lectures will be given in the morning, and interactive sessions will take place in the afternoon.

Fees
– Early bird fee before May 1st: 300€ WASS and AMS PhD’s and 600€ non-WASS PhD’s. After April 15th: 400€ for WASS Phd’s and €700 non-WASS or AMS- PhD-students. Lunch and drinks are included.
– Phd-students from LMIC that are not supported by their institute can apply for a grant to cover the fee.
– Two students from ECPR member institutions without support of their institute can apply for a grant of 250 euro.
– Minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 40.

Registration deadline: June 15 2018, early bird May 1 2018. Upon registration for the summer school, students will receive a reading list at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference, and are expected to have read the material before joining the class.

For more information on the program and registration please read here.

This course is a collaboration between Wageningen School of Social Sciences, European Consortium for Political Research (ECRP) and AMS Institute.