As the mission of the ISSRPL takes root in the work of past Fellows, collaborative relationships have resulted in the development of Affiliate Schools.
Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life
The Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life (BSSRPL) is a biennial program exploring religion in public life in the Balkans region. The 2013 program—Syncretic Societies: Bridging Traditions and Modernity?—will be held 10-24 August in Bulgaria.
Connaught Summer Institute on Islamic Studies
The Connaught Summer Institute on Islamic Studies (CSIIS) is a three year collaborative program at the University of Toronto utilizing the ISSRPL pedagogy to approach Islamic studies and research design. It is open to pre-dissertation graduate students enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent) academic program focused on the study of Islam. The 2013 program will be held 12-22 August in Canada.
Equator Peace Academy
The Equator Peace Academy (EPA) is an international academy (summer school) designed to confront thematic issues in selected countries of the Great Lakes Region of Africa. The goal of the EPA is to understand and overcome the type of social segregation and violence that have so often characterized relations between different communities in the region. The 2012 program—Whose Community? Memory, Conflict and Tradition—was held 2-15 December in Uganda and Rwanda. The next program, planned for 2014, will be held in Uganda and South Sudan.