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CENAA Summer School for Young Professionals 2013

Event Date:

June 29, 2013 - July 07, 2013

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Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) together with its partner Armed Forces Academy of General M. R. Štefánik (AFA) in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia, NATO PDD, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic as well as the Embassy of United States of America is organizing the following educational event:

Summer School for Young Professionals 2013

Challenges of Global Security Environment, 

29 June -7 July 2013  at the Armed Forces Academy of General M. R. Štefánik (AFA) in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia as well as in Mukachevo in Ukraine

Summer school is intended for master and doctoral level students of political science and/or international relations who are interested in the foreign and security policy issues. Up to 30 students from Central Europe, South Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Ukraine will be attending this event.  As this summer school implicates English as its working language, the students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening to English have to be at least intermediate. In the end of the week they will receive a certificate which is proving your course attendance and is issued by the Armed Forces Academy.  

The structure of the teaching at the summer school is aimed to provide students with fundamental knowledge concerning security policy, including the main actors of security policy in Europe; main security threats of today such as cyber terrorism, strategic defence review, extremism, conflict regions, current event in Middle East and Africa and energy security.  

One of the main objectives of this international summer school is the preparation of young professionals to be able to act within the area of foreign and security policy. Interactive discussions and lectures led by top speakers from various international and Slovak organizations will therefore focus on open exchange of ideas and interaction of participants from different backgrounds. Next to the seminars there will be many side activities, dynamic workshops, trip to nearby High Tatras, city of Liptovský Mikuláš, Airbase in Prešov, receptions and several others.

The Summer school for young professionals will challenge the students in many ways; generally it will test their leadership skills and expose them to cross-cultural experiences. We are convinced that the summer school will be an educational experience that the students will always remember! 

We would very much appreciate if you would be so kind as to forward the attached letter and application form to any students who you think might be interested in attending. 

All relevant information about our organization, “Summer School for Young professionals 2013” and our other activities can be found at the website.

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