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PEACE046 Performing Peace? Local communities, state, religion, media and education 1–5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

- The student comprehends peace as a complex phenomenon that manifests in various forms of social life
- The student gains theoretical and methodological skills to analyze peace practices and their challenges
- The student becomes familiar with literature on social and political issues and is able to critically reflect on its content in the class discussions and his/her writings from the perspective of peace research

General description

The multidisciplinary TAPRI series of workshops on Peace are conducted by visiting teachers from Georgia, Moldova and Armenia with various academic backgrounds. They have research expertise, among other fields, in history, culture, religion, education, media, human rights, gender, security, international relations, migration, economy, and politics. The geographic focus of their researches varies from the former Soviet areas and European Union to Turkey and Middle East. During the workshop, the teacher together with students discuss virtues and challenges of peace by analyzing its manifestations through practices of diverse local communities, state policies, politics of religion, media and education. By the end of workshop, the teacher and students jointly develop a model of understanding how peace is performed and confronted at different scales of social life.

Before each workshop session, the student is required to read literature provided by the teacher and write a short (1-2 pages) discussion paper in which s/he presents his/her view on peace based on the readings. After the session, the student is also required to write a 1-page reflection paper in which s/he critically describes the model for interpreting peace practices and their challenges developed during the class. The workshop teacher considers pre-assignments. Reflection papers are considered by the teacher responsible of the course. The student receives 1 ECTS per workshop and is free to attend as many workshops as s/he wishes.


Friday from 10 am to 2 pm

  • 17.11.2017 Performing peace in multiethnic and multi-religious village in Georgia (Ketevan Gurchiani, Institute of Philosophy, Ilia State University) Deadline for enrolment: 03.11.2017 Deadline for pre-assignment: 10.11.2017
  • 08.12.2017 Moldova Status of neutrality: realities and perspectives for regional Peace(Valentina Teosa, Department of International Relations, Moldova State University) Deadline for enrolment: 24.11.2017 Deadline for pre-assignment: 01.12.2017

Monday from 12 to 4 pm

  • 08.01.2018 Politics of Religion and Peace (Lia Evoyan, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University) Deadline for enrolment: 25.12.2017 Deadline for pre-assignment: 01.01.2018
  • 22.01.2018 Peace journalism: Mass Media and information policies used to depict international conflict and war (Artur Atanesyan, Faculty of Sociology, Yerevan State University) Deadline for enrolment: 08.01.2018 Deadline for pre-assignment: 15.01.2018

Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm

  • 24.04.2018 Education and Peace (Lilit Mkrtchyan, Faculty of History, Yerevan State University) Deadline for enrolment: 10.04.2018 Deadline for pre-assignment: 17.04.2018


By emailing Vadim Romashov at vadim.romashov@staff.uta.fi

The deadline for enrolment is two weeks before each workshop session.

After sending the email, the student receives further instructions about the course and the enrolment key to the course Moodle webpage from where s/he can access to the required readings. As sooner message sent more time for preparation for the workshop students has. There will be a limited number of students accepted to the course.


Vadim Romashov, Teacher responsible


17-Nov-2017 – 24-Apr-2018
Seminar 20 hours
Fri 17-Nov-2017 at 10-14, Linna 6018
Fri 8-Dec-2017 at 10-14, Linna 6018
Mon 8-Jan-2018 at 12-16, Linna 6018
Mon 22-Jan-2018 at 12-16, Linna 6018
Tue 24-Apr-2018 at 10-14, Linna 6018



Study materials

Available in Moodle before each workshop session

Further information

IR students: it is possible to compensate part of the "POLKVS40 Workshop in International Relations" by actively participating in the workshops and by writing a learning diary. Please agree about the compensation with Professor Tuomas Forsberg  (tuomas.forsberg@uta.fi) beforehand.