Aladdin Summer University
Learning from the past to build a better future
Objectives & Audience
The International Summer University for intercultural leadership is an annual initiative that aims at bringing together students from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the USA in order to develop their intercultural skills and give them the opportunity to understand and integrate the values and objectives settled by the Aladdin Project, and better contribute to their achievement.
A total of forty eight young American, British, French, German, Israeli, Moroccan, Palestinian, Tunisian, Senegalese, Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Turkish students will follow a series of courses and lectures from renowned university professors on the history of mass violence in 20th century Europe, conflict resolution, cultural diversity and pluralism.
Organizers and partners
The Aladdin Project has launched the initiative with two Turkish Institutions, Anadolu Kültür (Turkish NGO and co-organizer) Bahçesehir University of Istanbul (co-organizer) and with the collaboration of twelve partner universities.
- New York University (USA)
- Sciences Po Paris (France)
- School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
- Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
- Tel Aviv University (Israel)
- Al-Quds University (Palestinian Authority)
- Mohamed V University (Morocco)
- University of Tunis (Tunisia)
- Bogazici University (Turkey)
- Bahçesehir University (Turkey)
- Dakar University (Senegal)
- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland)
These partner universities will contribute to the program by selecting students, ensuring geographical, cultural, and gender balance, and sending one or two professors who will be part of the teaching staff in the following disciplines: European history, psychology, international relations, cultural studies, political propaganda, peace and conflict studies, sociology, international law (with particular focus on international humanitarian law), demography and anthropology. The teaching staff is itself supervised by an academic committee made of experts coming from different countries and responsible the definition and coherence of the curriculum.