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International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia 2015

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia 2015

Martin Lavicka06 May 2015Leave a comment

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia

Date: June 22 – 27, 2015

Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

Tuition fee: free of charge

Registration deadline: June 1, 2015

Language: English

Project CHINET and the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, would like to invite you to its summer school, titled: “Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia.” This one-week intensive course will bring together scholars and students of Asian Studies, Political Science and other related fields, to learn about and discuss possible future developments in Asia with a focus on ethnic conflict, terrorism threat and regional security.


  • 16 sessions/lectures (90 minutes each)
  • Monday afternoon guided city tour
  • Tuesday welcome party
  • Optional Saturday field trip: TBA
  • Program can be downloaded here
  • Folder with reading materials can be accessed here

Lectures by honored guests:

  • Prof. Aziz Burkhanov (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)
    • topics: Ethnic Identity and Nationalism Theories, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, Identity and Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Borders, Myths and Languages, Ethnic Conflicts and Terrorism in Post-Soviet Central Asia
  • Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)
    • topics: Origins of Ethnic Conflicts: Theoretical Review and Empirical Comparison, Transnationalization of Ethnic Conflicts, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Counter-Terrorism, China’s One Belt One Road Initiative
  • Mgr. Ondřej Klimeš, Ph.D. (Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
    • topics: Ethnicity in modern China, Territorial integrity and ethnic policy of the PRC, Ethnopolitical conflict in Tibet, Escalating violence in Xinjiang
  • Liesbeth van der Heide (International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, Leiden University)
    • topics: Introduction in Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Rehabilitation of Violent Extremist Offenders in Prison, Terrorism and Foreign Fighters

How to apply:

Please fill in the registration form no later than June 1, 2015. Participants selected will be informed by June 8, 2015.

Evaluation methods:

Student will be asked to give a presentation in front of the class (15-30 min) closely related to topics discussed during the course. Students may form groups of 3-4 people for this purpose but should take care to make each participant’s responsibility for his or her part of the presentation transparent. Successful participants will obtain certificate of participation.


This summer school is accredited by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts Palacký University Olomouc and students can receive four credits for successful participation. However, these credits are not ECTS Credits. Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Tuition fee:

Tuition for the whole week is free of charge. Participants will however need to cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visa, trips etc.

Travel expenses and accommodation:

We are not able to cover your accommodation and travel expenses. However, we can assist you by providing a list of recommended accommodation in various price categories.

Recommended budget accommodation in Olomouc:

  1. Ubytovna Marie (10 EUR) –
  2. Poets’ Corner Hostel (24-27 Eur) –
  3. Palacký University Dormitory  (11 EUR)  – please contact for reservation assistance

More information about accommodation and travelling to Olomouc can be found here.

About Palacký University and Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research.

Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities in the Czech Republic. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. The Holy Trinity Column on the town square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and the second largest urban historic preservation area after Prague. Its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic.

For more information about the summer school and for other inquiries, please contact Mr. Martin Lavička, e-mail:


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