Summer School | Prejudice, discrimination, and the diversity challenge

Dear summer school enthusiasts,

We are delighted to invite you to the summer school “Prejudice, discrimination, and the diversity challenge” which will take place at the University of Geneva from July 8th to 12th 2019.

Prejudice and discrimination are often causes of individuals’ suffering, social inequalities, and human conflicts in contemporary societies. Prejudice and discrimination are pervasive, difficult to counteract, and persisting even in unsuspected contexts and organizations.

This summer school brings together experts and students from different countries to examine the origins and the consequences of prejudice. Where does prejudice come from? How does discrimination affect people’s achievements, performances, and well-being? How do laws prevent prejudice and protect minorities? What are the advantages of the inclusion of minority groups in the labor market?

This summer school will address these questions through lectures from keynote speakers in social psychology. This analysis will be complemented by talks from other disciplines such as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc. The various teaching methods will focus on contemporary cases of prejudice based on various group memberships and stigmatizing attributes, such ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment.

This summer school is a unique opportunity to meet practitioners from different organizations in Geneva and to learn about implemented policies aiming to reduce discriminations and promote diversity in the workplace.

Early Bird Deadline | 15 February 2019
Final Deadline | 15 April 2019

Required documents:
Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words)
Reference letter (professor, employer, etc.) (not for UNIGE’s students)

For more information and inscription >>

Course director
Dr. Klea Faniko
Scientific Committee
Professors Olivier Desrichard, Juan Manuel Falomir Pichastor,
Didier Grandjean, Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi
Program assistant
Gregory Tschabuschnig

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Klea Faniko at Klea.Faniko
We’re looking forward to seeing you next summer !

Best regards,
Summer School team

Association pour la Diffusion de la Recherche Internationale en Psychologie Sociale