Join us for the 9th Security and Society Summer School, hosted by Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Here we have the opportunity to study global security from the perspective of Central Europe. Two world wars, the Cold War, the fall of communism, integration into the European Union … understanding these historical events is critical to understanding the region today. And it is from this region that we find unique perspectives on current events.
This summer school combines four weeks in Warsaw with two additional weeks online completing a research internship with the Terrorism Research Center.
You will leave the program with an in-depth knowledge of the most challenging security issues in contemporary Central Europe, and the world, and will gain a sense of the importance of the region on international affairs.
Central Europe and Security Issues
The first four weeks of this program are based in Warsaw, where we will be immersed in fascinating lectures and discussions on the challenges faced by the countries of Central Europe, NATO, and the European Union in the 21st Century. We will focus on regional and global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, all while exploring the many dimensions of security: war, international law and war, peace building, hybrid threats, cybersecurity, terrorism, and more.
During these four weeks you will have the opportunity to explore Warsaw as well as Krakow (Poland) and Berlin (Germany).
Your research internship begins in parallel with the lectures as you develop a research project of your own. You then have two weeks in which to focus exclusively on your project, working with your advisors and other program participants, to finalize your research for publication in Security and Society in the Information Age, Volume 6.
Terrorism Research Center
Founded in 2006, the Terrorism Research Center is a research unit within Collegium Civitas and is one of the leading think-tanks in Poland. The main fields of activity include scientific research, analytical undertakings as well as education and raising awareness about security issues in society. Center research focuses on the wide range of issues of international terrorism and its combating, as well as on the impact of those phenomena on the functioning of the state and its citizens, both in the public and private sectors. The Center’s interests include, but are not limited to: defining terrorist threats, evolution of modern terrorism, psychology of terrorism, tools to fight terrorism, risk assessment and analysis, issues related to mass media.