The 2nd annual interdisciplinary summer school in Morocco will take place from October 6-14, 2019 with the theme Identity in Transition.
The organizations encourage international candidates from diverse fields to apply to their sessions, which offer a “stimulating, interdisciplinary exchange of research ideas and approaches.”
The Hanns-Seidel Foundation is an organization that seeks to reignite political education of democracy, believing that an “Understanding of democracy must be secured again with each generation.”
While the Practical Wisdom Society describes itself as a group of “ethically conscious leaders” creating “an international platform where entrepreneurs, academics, politicians and Church representatives convene to commit to and follow joint goals.”
The event appears ideal for scholars and thinkers: “A primary objective of the Summer School is to facilitate learning from diverse research perspectives on ‘identity’ and to provide a vibrant and engaging environment that inspires PhD students to develop their own research ideas which they will get an opportunity to present at the workshop.”
The program is suited for those willing to travel as the Morocco office of the German Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and the Practical-Wisdom Society are granting scholarships to Doctoral (PhD) students and advanced Masters students. Costs for “their full travel expenses, accommodation (excluding dinner), and participation in the workshop, including related programming in Morocco’s rich cultural environment” will be covered.
Guest speakers include Professors Elena Antonacopoulou, Andre Habisch, Shashi Matta, and Kosheek Sewchurran. There will be research presentations by student attendees, interactive sessions with visiting executives, and culturally immersive activities.
The summer school is held in English.
According to their website, the summer school workshop will explore the intriguing question of what happens when one’s identity is in transition:
- What happens when one’s role identity is in transition (e.g., when one transitions from the role of a student to an entrepreneur / founder, or from the role of a doctoral student to a professor)
- When one’s social identity is in transition (e.g., from an ingroup member to an outgroup member,
- When one transitions from a lower socioeconomic class to a higher one),
- When one’s cultural identity is in transition (e.g., when moving to a new country or culture,
- Or when moving from a traditional, conservative culture to a modern, liberal culture
Applicants should send a CV, a motivation letter (maximum 500 words) and an extended abstract of the research project that they wish to present and develop during the workshop. Applications are due by Monday, July 15, 2019. For more details, look at the website.