International Summer School on Regionalism & Security in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

n25International Summer School “Regionalism & Security” will be held in July 18-31, 2010, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized by the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the International University of Central Asia in Tokmok.

The Summer School on Regionalism and Security is designed to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of conflict prevention at the supra-national and sub-national levels in South Caucasus and Central Asia. Throughout the course students will explore the concept of region and dynamics of regional formation, the relationship between regionalism and security, as well as external perceptions and influences on regional developments and various security issues in South Caucasus and Central Asia. To complement lectures and class discussions, the course includes a simulation game which will address one of the security concerns in the post-Soviet space.

Course Language: English

Credits: 4 credit points

Costs: Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the program

Who can apply?

The summer school is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students from political science, international relations, sociology or other related disciplines, living and studying in South Caucasus and Central Asia.

How to apply?

The application, which must include:

– CV (in English)

– Performance record/transcript of grades (in English or in Russian)

– Letter of interest of 300-400 words (in English)

– Essay of 500-700 words addressing the question: What factors

facilitate and/or hinder regional cooperation in South

Caucasus/Central Asia? (in English) should be sent to by May 15th 2010. All applicants will be informed about the selection process results by June 1st 2010.