Learn more about our three, short-term study abroad courses below.
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IAFF 6171 Sarajevo: Cultures & Diversity in Peace and Conflict
In this course, students will be immersed in the culture and life of Sarajevo.
- Dates: May 20 - June 2019
- Destination: Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Instructor: Tobias Greiff
Meetings with political actors, the civil society, international organizations, religious communities, and intellectuals, as well as day trips to nearby cities will allow students to gain unique insights into both the challenges and opportunities facing Bosnia-Herzegovina, a country still considered as a fragile democracy threatened by the legacies of ethnic, religious and political violence while striving to define its identity and create a place for itself within the modern global system.
Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn
IAFF 6118.60/61: Transatlantic Perspectives on Security in Northern Europe
This course is a seminar designed to explore transatlantic perspectives on security issues in Northern Europe in the aftermath of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and support of separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
- Dates: May 20 - June 8th, 2019
- Destinations: Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn
Instructor: Chris Kojm
Governments and societies in Sweden and Finland are reassessing whether non-aligned status serves their national interests.
The Baltic States, NATO members, worry about Russian pressure on their sovereignty, and how to improve their security.Decisions by states bordering the Baltic will be of keen interest to US policymakers and have a direct impact on US Security interests.
IAFF 6186: Cyberpower and National Security
This is a graduate level course focusing on the growth and impact of cyber power in national security strategy.
- Dates: May 20, June 8th 2019
- Destination: Israel
- Instructor: Rhea Siers
Using Israel as a case study, the class will examine how the cyber domain has impacted national security priorities, strategy, and planning. The course will also examine the role of cyber in conflict, including Israel’s “cold cyber conflict” with Iran.
We will analyze how cyber technology has fueled the growth of Israel’s global security and economic relationships. The case study approach will allow us to examine cyber strategy through a review of Israeli cyber deterrence and resilience.
The class will be augmented by attendance at the annual “Cyberweek” conference hosted at Tel Aviv University, where students will be able to select from an impressive array of workshops and speakers.