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. Summer School speakers will be announced on PSSI’s website as they are secured.
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
- Hybrid Warfare and Article V
- Cyber Security
- Transatlantic partnership
- NATO’s Eastern Partners
- Future of Ukraine
- Crisis Management Simulation
Among the invited speakers are:
- Marcin Zaborowski, Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs
- Col. (ret.) Aapo Cederberg, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Alexander Duleba, Slovak Foreign Policy Association
- Andrew Monaghan, Chatham House
- Martin Michelot, German Marshall Fund
- Keir Giles, Director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre
- Zbyněk Pavlačík, CEO & Co-Founder, Jagello 2000
- Petr Luňák, Deputy Head, Partnership Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO
- Janis Kazocins, Security Adviser to Latvian Foreign and Defence Ministries
Please fill the application form and upload there your CV and an essay describing the most pressing challenges NATO faces in the context of the Ukrainian crisis (max. 400 words) by May 11, 2015. The selected participants will be notified by June 1, 2015.
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.