Our summer Study Abroad program gives students an opportunity to meet and absorb Bosnian culture, lifestyle, and its tradition. The Peace and Conflict program is designed to maximize time spent in Sarajevo, both academically and culturally. During the program, students will have the opportunity to visit different historic sites, talk to professionals and experts in the field of study and do internships in relevant national and international organizations.
This course examines the cultural and historical legacies of the Balkans, with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, from prehistory to the present day. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rise and fall of various empires in the region (i.e. Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empire), and the introduction of Christianity, and subsequently Islam and on the modern history of Yugoslavia, the 1990's conflict, and the political and economic state of Bosnia and Herzegovina today.
The term Bosnian genocide is used to refer either to the genocide committed by Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995, or to the ethnic cleansing campaign that took place throughout areas controlled by the Serb Army during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring countries.
This course will serve as a Bosnian case study for Conflict Resolution. It will include a focus on the role of key dip- lomats, negotiators, and international intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkan region, as well as a contextual comparison to other state building scenarios such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
The goal of this course is to study security, geopolitical and geostrategic relations in the Balkans, and the development of global peace and security policies. Emphasis will be placed on the history of conflict and security in the region including contemporary wars as well as problems of world division, spheres of great forces, geopolitical order, and the influence of major players: the UN, NATO, diplomats, NGOs, and humanitarian aid organizations.
A basic conversational language class will be offered for students to acclimate themselves with the Bosnian language and culture. If students already have a beginning level knowledge of the language, arrangements will be made for upper level language instruction.