Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology
Study Abroad Ireland 2017
Eleven students studied in Belfast, Northern Ireland in summer, 2017 in the Department of Psychology's first Summer Study Abroad course. We spent four weeks studying Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland. As participants in the Queens University International Conflict Transformation Summer School program, we attended lectures and seminars by Queens University faculty on the historical and cultural background of case studies of conflicts (the Troubles of Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Columbia, South America) as well as the theories, practices, and leadership of conflict transformation. We went on field trips to sites of political, historical, and cultural interest in Belfast: murals and "Peace Walls" or interfaces, Titanic Quarter, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast and the Antrim Glens, and The Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park. The students met with Catholic and Protestant religious leaders, and participants in the Ulster Project (a peace-promoting initiative base on inter-group contact theory). Enjoy our photos from this summer's trip, and consider joining us next summer!