Summer School

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

 

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

13th Annual PSSI Summer School, in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

“NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“
July 9-15, 2017
 (Měřín, Czech Republic)

The summer school offers a high-profile study course for students of graduate programs in political science, international relations and other relevant fields from NATO’s member and partner countries about future challenges for NATO and the most pressing issues in current security affairs. The six-day course will include lectures, presentations, as well as discussions and a week-long crisis simulation led by experts on NATO and security studies – both scholars and practitioners.

Agenda includes topics such as:

  • NATO in a New Strategic Environment
  • Article V and Hybrid Threats
  • Cyber Security
  • Space Security
  • Transatlantic Partnership 
  • Future of NATO-Ukraine Relations
  • Next Generation of Sanctions: Market-Based Tools
  • Week-long crisis simulation based on topics discussed during lectures

Eligibility:

Students currently enrolled in Master’s degree programs in Political Science, International Relations and Economics and other relevant fields as well as young professionals from NATO’s member and partner countries.

Application:

Please fill out the application form and upload your CV along with a short essay (max. 1 page) on the following topic:

“In your opinion, what was the most important news about NATO over the last couple of months, and why?“

The deadline for sending applications is May 14th, 2017 (at midnight CET). The results will be announced by May 31, 2017.

Costs:

Participation fee amounts to 6500,- CZK / 250 EUR. Accommodation, meals and local transport (Prague-Měřín-Prague) will be fully covered by the organizers.

PSSI can offer scholarships (a 25 or 50% registration fee reduction) to a very limited number of applicants from low-income families. Please explain in the application form why you should be eligible for receiving this scholarship.

For further information on PSSI’s NATO Summer School agenda and speakers in the previous years, please find files on the right side of this webpage. If you have any other questions, contact Mr. Tomáš Kulda at kulda@pssi.cz.

 

About Summer School

Since 2005, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division has joined forces with PSSI to offer a select, but intensive, course of study for an elite group of graduate students in political science, international relations and other relevant fields from NATO’s member states and partner countries concerning future challenges for NATO and pressing issues on the global security agenda.

The one-week course, held in English, includes lectures, presentations, group discussions and simulations led by Czech and foreign security experts – both senior policy practitioners and scholars. The retreat-type setting in Měřín, Czech Republic provides a unique networking opportunity for approximately 25 participants from as many as 15 countries. Over the years, we have observed that this off-site venue permits round-the-clock chances for students to engage in serious discourse over breaking global developments and the lecture or discussions in which they have participated. Visiting speakers have included senior government and NATO officials, leading NGO security policy experts academic scholars and private sector executives.

The selected participants receive a highly-useful certificate at their successful completion of the program and are encouraged to enrich the public debate concerning current NATO activities and the future of the organization as well as other global security challenges.

See photos from NATO Summer School in our photo gallery.