Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Human Rights Education

Deadline:  2 May 2016
Open to: doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences and NGO staff
Venue: 25  – 30 July 2016 in Braunschweig, Germany


The Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University are pleased to announce the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will critically explore theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. It will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, from 25 – 30 July, 2016.

The Summer School invites participants to “look forward” on topics such as the place of HRE within a larger critique of the human rights framework, the roles of state and non-state actors in delivering HRE, and the challenges and potentialities offered by the use of traditional and nontraditional educational media and curricula. The Georg Arnhold Program has a special interest in post-conflict and transitional societies, though proposals for other contexts will also be considered.


The invitation to the Summer School is extended primarily to doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences (e.g., the fields of education, history, political sciences, sociology, law, anthropology, and psychology). People working for international organizations and NGOs in the relevant fields are also welcome to apply. Applications from students enrolled in a Masters program and recent graduates with a Masters degree will be considered in exceptional cases.


No registration fees apply. Accommodation and meals will be provided for all participants, and economy-class travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply?

The GEI and Teachers College of Columbia University invite suitable applicants to submit abstracts of no more than two pages together with a CV, a list of publications (if applicable), and the completed application form.

Submissions should be made electronically. All documents must be in Word or PDF format, and the total file size may not exceed 3 MB (file name: last name, first name). Please send applications to, with the subject line “Arnhold Summer School.”

For more information please visit the official website.

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