Summer School 2014 in Geopolitics, Czech Republic


Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: Czech as well as foreign students and young professionals currently enrolled in Bachelor´s and Master´s programs.
Venue: August 2014 - Prague (Jinonice), Czech Republic

Description

IPS FSS is glad to announce its Summer School in Geopolitics, which is going to be held in the Czech Republic in 2014. Its location in the heart of Europe makes it more capable of offering a comprehensive programme for our participants. Our experts and external professionals in covered fields will contribute to this event.

The main objective of Summer School is to offer a high-profile study course for Czech as well as foreign students and young professionals currently enrolled in Bachelor´s and Master´s programs.

Methodology

 

Within the international summer school we intend to combine workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming scenario analyses and case studies on contemporary geopolitical issues in the world. The course is based on lecturer´s presentations, seminars, interactive workshops, group presentations and assignments. Course is guided by experts from academia, government and private sector. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts in geopolitics. 

Topics to be covered

  • Methods – theories – scenario analyses – political risks
  • Geopolitics of EU - Geopolitics of Central Europe - Geopolitics of Central Asia –  Energy security - Transnational energy projects
  • Czech foreign policy - Czech-Russian relations - EU-Russian relations - US-China relations - US-China relations - NATO-Russia relations - NATO and the US Pivot - US and EU perspective on NATO’s security challenges - Cross-strait relations
  • Redrawing the borders and zones of influence in the world map - Cybersecurity – Terrorism - Axis of upheaval - Rouge states - Arab spring - Human rights - Land-grabbing - RSA elections 2014 - Afghanistan after 2014

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in Bachelor´s or Master’s degree programs in Geopolitics, Area Studies, Political Science, International Relations and Economics and other relevant fields. There are no age or country limits for the application

Costs

Registration fee amounts to 250 EUR. Accommodation and meals will not be fully covered by organizers; foreign participants’ travel expenses will not be reimbursed. Participants will receive more information upon their selection. 

What is not included in the program fee?

International travel, travel related expenses (visa and insurance) and accommodation is not included in the participation fee.  After evaluation of your application we will send you the conditional invitation about the payment of the participation fee and later the unconditional letter by email and by fax to the embassy and other institutions.

 

Application

Please fill in the application form (The application form is available HERE )and send it, along with your CV to riegl@fsv.cuni.cz by June 30, 2014. The selected participants will be notified.

 

Charles University in Prague │ Faculty of Social Sciences │ Institute of Political Studies
U Kříže 8, 158 00 Praha 5 – Jinonice
ips_sekretariat@fsv.cuni.cz │ tel: 251 080 264, 214│ fax: 246 013 042
http://ips.fsv.cuni.cz