Summer School Call For Applications 2014

10th  Annual PSSI Summer School

In Cooperation with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division
 
NATO’s Security Challenges
 
July 6 – 11, 2014
Měřín, Czech Republic

Objective:
The main objective of Summer School is to offer a high-profile study course for students currently enrolled in Master’s degree programs, based on presentations, interactive workshops and simulations with international security experts from academia and government fields. Detailed program will be available soon.
 
Eligibility:
Students currently enrolled in Master’s degree programs in Political Science, International Relations and Economics and other relevant fields from NATO’s member and partner countries.
 
Agenda includes topics such as:
  • NATO in a new Strategic Environment
  • NATO’s 2014 Summit
  • NATO-Russia relations
  • NATO’s Eastern Partners
  • Cyber Security
  • Afghanistan after 2014: What’s Next?
  • NATO’s Enlargements
  • NATO and Article V
Among invited speaker are:
 
Camille Grand, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
Tomáš Valášek, Ambassador of Slovakia to NATO
Petr Luňák, Deputy Head, Partnership Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO
Keir Giles, Director of the Conflict Studies Research Center
Marcin Zaborowski, Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs
Kadri Liik,  Senior Policy Fellow, Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
Petr Pavel, Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
Martin Bútora, former Ambassador of Slovakia to the US
 
Application: 
Please download the application from www.pssi.cz  and send it filled-out, along with your CV and essay describing  the most pressing security challenges facing NATO at present day (max. 400 words) to summerschool@pssi.cz by May 18, 2014 . The selected participants will be notified by May 23, 2014. 
 
Costs:
Registration fee amounts to 2000,- Kc / 80 EUR. Accommodation and meals will be fully covered by the organizers.
 
Foreign participants’ travel expenses will be partially reimbursed (not applicable to those selected students from the Czech Republic or Slovakia). In previous years, the reimbursement amount has been around 40%. However, this cannot be determined until all selected participants submit estimated travel costs. Participants will receive more information upon their selection.
 
Selected participants are responsible for securing their own travel visa, and PSSI can supply a letter of support to selected applicants if needed. Please contact the local Czech Embassy Immediately to learn of the visa application interview availability.
 
For further information please contact summerschool@pssi.cz.