Security and Society in the Information Age is a collaborative effort of The School of Russian and Asian Studies (California, USA) and Collegium Civitas (Warsaw, Poland)
SRAS has developed and led educational programming in the post-Soviet space, and increasingly in Central Europe, for over 20 years. Hundreds of students have studied language, art, environment, political science, business, conflict, and other subjects in Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Poland. SRAS students are encouraged, through grants, to write extensively about the region and their experiences there, contributing to four primarily student-driven online resources:
Collegium Civitas is a non-public university founded in 1997 on the initiative of a group of well-known scientists of the Polish Academy of Science. Polish and bilingual degrees are offered in New Media and Journalism; Security and Information Analysis; International Relations and Diplomacy; Sociology, Culture, and Art; Management and Marketing; Psychology and Coaching. The university is located in the very center of Warsaw and has a small university atmosphere, with faculty who are very supportive of student research and innovative studies.
Warsaw, Poland is an excellent vantage to study the complex issues and questions of this course. Poland was partitioned and dominated by foreign rule multiple times and suffered some of worst atrocities of WWII and the Holocaust. Taking its security issues particularly seriously, Poland has, in its post-Communist era, rapidly improved its economy and ecology, worked to build inclusive political and civic structures, and has taken active leadership roles in its region and in the wider EU.