American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
March/April 2016

Footnotes : Summer Programs

Simon Initiative’s LearnLab Summer School, July 11-15, 2016, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The summer school will provide a conceptual background and considerable hands-on experience in developing, running, and analyzing technology-enhanced learning experiments. Materials are drawn from research as well as abbreviated portions from our Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) curriculum. The fee for attending the summer school is $950. Deadline: May 15, 2016. Contact: Michael Bett at For more information, visit:

Bar-Ilan University (Israel) 2016 Summer Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution. Theme: “Identity-Based Conflict Resolution-Overview.” This interdisciplinary four-week program (June 30 - July 28, 2016) offers 10 academic credits (five courses, taught in English, including an internship in NGOs and think tanks). Students receive a certificate of participation upon completion of all five courses (issued by the University’s Program on Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation). The MA-level academic credits can be recognized in conjunction with the policy of the students’ home universities. The program provides theoretical insights and practical training. Individual courses (6 days each) can also be taken. Admission is open to holders of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students. Contact: Rafi Nets at For more information, visit

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences, July 17-28, 2016, Berlin, Germany. The summer school aims to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research. The two=week program creates an excellent basis for the advancement of their current research designs. The Berlin Summer School is a joint endeavor of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. The international summer school is open to 50 PhD candidates, advanced master students and young Post-Docs.