Welcome to the European Wasatia Graduate School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

The trilateral European Wasatia Ph.D. Programme for Peace and Conflict Resolution aims to analyse conceptions of and conditions for reconciliation in the Middle East. It refers to overarching discourses from different academic sciences (Middle East and Political Sciences, Philosophy, Sociology, Jura, Theology, Literature and Media Studies) and with regard to the German context (dealing with a dual past). Other international areas of conflict (Northern Ireland, South Africa, Balkan region) are considered relevant for initiating mutual learning processes among the Ph.D. students. The analysis of social, legal, political and (inter-)religious conditions for reconciliation is linked to learning practical competences for dialogue (e.g. holocaust education, scriptural reasoning). In the context of societal challenges, which are present on the academic and civil society level (especially in regards to antisemitism), the programme shall contribute to the training of disseminators who are empowered for dialogue.


Announcement: Scholar in Residence Prof. John Loughlin, Cambrige University, UK

Professor John Loughlin from Cambridge University will be joining the European Wasatia Graduate School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Europa Universität Flensburg as the first Scholar in Residence starting from May 1st for a two-month period. During his residency, Professor Loghlin will deliver a lecture titled "The Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement: Peace, but is there Reconciliation?" This promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking session.

Professor John Loughlin is a distinguished Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. He also holds the title of Emeritus Professor of European Politics at Cardiff University. With a rich academic background, Professor Loughlin has served as a Visiting Professor at esteemed institutions such as Sciences Po, Paris, Bordeaux, and Aix-en- Provence, among others. His expertise extends to advising international bodies including the Council of Europe, the United Nations Habitat Programme, and the EU's Committee of the Regions. Professor Loughlin's research focuses on regionalism, federalism, and European integration, reflected in his extensive publications including "The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe" (OUP, 2010) (read more)