Friday, March 23, 2007

The Summer School for Young Professionals 2007

The Summer School for Young Professionals 2007– Introduction into Security Policy, with the topic GLOBAL SECURITY CHALLENGES OF TODAY as the main theme, takes place on 30 June – 8 July 2007 at the National Academy of Defence (NAD) in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia. It is a weeklong forum that is focused on the current issues of the security policy - the structure of the teaching is aimed to provide the students with the basics of the security policy background, including main actors of the security policy in Europe, main security threats of today such as terrorism, proliferation of WMD, illegal migration and those regions of the world that are posing risks to the global security.
One of the main objectives of this international summer school is the preparation of young professionals – future leaders from below mentioned regions – to act in the foreign and security policy. Interactive discussions and lectures led by top speakers from various international and Slovak organizations will therefore focus on open exchange of ideas and interaction of participants from different backgrounds. There will be many side activities besides the classroom lectures and discussions – dynamic workshops, trip to nearby Tatra mountains and Liptovsky Mikulas and others. Summer school will finish with the simulation of UN Security Council crisis meeting, in which the participants will play the roles of international diplomats.
Summer school is intended for master and doctoral level students of political science and/or international relations who are interested in the foreign and security policy issues. Around 35 students will be from Central Europe, South Eastern Europe and Ukraine.
The teaching language of the summer school will be English. At the end of the school, students will receive certificate of course attendance issued by the NAD.
This is the second year that Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), together with its partner NAD, with the financial support given by NATO PDD, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and in cooperation with the Lower Silesian Centre of Strategy Studies, the International Institute of Political Science of Masaryk University (IIPS) and the Szeged Centre for Security Policy is organizing this summer school in Slovakia. If you would like to find out more about the last year’s summer school go to the link SSYP 2006.

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