Serbia & Montenegro, Prishtina Kosovo

Security Studies

when 20 August 2015 - 26 August 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 120

Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association has the immense pleasure of inviting you to participate in this event: Summer University for Security Studies, which will be held for the 4th time in the 5th anniversary of KYATA.

This year the Summer University, will be held in Prishtina, Capital City of the Republic of Kosovo, from 20-26 of August 2015. The accommodation, meals and lectures are going to be held at Students Centre of the University of Prishtina. In this Summer University we will present various levels of security, institutions, levels that must be understood by students and young scholars, and receive briefing by best experts and guest speakers on the topics, mentioned in agenda.

The word ‘security’ is highly present in media, politics and daily conversations. But what does it actually mean? What makes one feel secure? And, more importantly, how is security organized in order to improve it and what are effective ways to deal with (violent) conflicts? In other words, in what ways is security governed?
This one-week programme will give students an in-depth look into the ways in which thinking and speaking about security have changed over time, and how stakeholders on various levels deal with conflicts and security, ranging from the international arena to the state and from private security companies to communities and individuals.
Topics that will be discussed include international security, new wars, human security, “Responsibility to protect”, human rights, national security in a globalizing world, cyber security, private security companies, gated communities, and citizens’ initiatives in war situations.

Course leader

Besim Salihu

Target group

Target Group

Students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in security and Euro-Atlantic integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process. Former classes consisted of regular students and practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts, young politicians and even parliamentary officials.
The course does not require special knowledge about security policies and institutions, European politics,
law, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization. In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.

Course aim

This one-week programme will give students an in-depth look into the ways in which thinking and speaking about security have changed over time, and how stakeholders on various levels deal with conflicts and security, ranging from the international arena to the state and from private security companies to communities and individuals.

Fee info

EUR 120: Tuition fee:
Tuition fee for Western Balkan student is 100 euro;
The tuition fee for non Western Balkan students is 120 euro
All costs regarding the bank transfer of the participation fee (Transfer fees) are to be covered by the applicant.

Scholarships

Tuition fee for Western Balkan student is 100 euro;
The tuition fee for non Western Balkan students is 120 euro
All costs regarding the bank transfer of the participation fee (Transfer fees) are to be covered by the applicant.