LMU IN CROATIA : Summer Program for the Study of Conflict and Reconciliation

[month-long program]

This program will examine the dynamics of conflict and the challenges involved in bringing about reconciliation among groups divided by distrust and enmity. We will study these themes in one of Europe's oldest conflict zones- at the crossroads between the political and religious systems of the east and west (Islam and Christianity, Ottoman and European Monarchies, Communism and Capitalism)- where local conflicts reflect and engender conflicts among world powers. Studying course themes in Croatia and surrounding countries while meeting and conversing with war survivors, and political, religious, and intellectual figures, will allow these issues to become palpable and urgent to students. This in turn will allow students to examine tendencies toward exclusion and violence in their own lives, and to develop hospitable practices and attitudes that lead to peace. 

Courses Offered:

  1. Narrative and Identity (Dr. Brian Treanor)

  2. War and Peace: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (Dr. James Taylor and Petra Taylor)


Croatia: Zagreb, Vis

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Mostar 


June 14 - July 19, 2018

June 1 - July 6, 2019

UPCOMING: May 16 - June 20, 2020


This program is offered for undergraduate students through Loyola Marymount University. Click here for more information