Balkans: Conflict Resolution and EU Accession Politics (Closed)
- Summer 2 Semester - June 30 - August 4, 2013
- Summer 2 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Info Session: Monday, 11/05 at 3:30-4:30 in 306 Meserve
Faculty co-leaders: Profs. Denis Sullivan and Will Lovely (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (email@example.com)
Courses: POLS 4938: International Politics Abroad and INTL 4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement
The Balkans Dialogue investigates conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. We look at American efforts to end the bloody conflict in Bosnia (through the Dayton Accords) in 1995. Four years later, NATO and the US were also militarily involved in the Kosovo conflict, bombing Belgrade and other parts of Serbia. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history, culture, politics, and society of the former Yugoslavia. NU students will meet with Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian community activists, students, scholars, and political leaders; journalists; U.S. embassy staff; E.U., U.N., and NATO representatives; plus various NGOs and civil society groups. E.U. accession is a major question for Serbia as well as Bosnia. We will study:
- Balkans history, politics, and society
- Conflicts, wars, and resolutions: Dayton Accords and more
- Islam, Christianity and Judaism in Bosnia
- Serbia after Milosevic
- Bosnian-U.S. relations; Serbian-U.S. relations
- NATO and the EU – external players inside the Balkans
- Grass-roots organizing, NGOs, and civil society
- POLS 4938 International Politics Abroad
- INTL 4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement
American University of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Sarajevo) and CANVAS (Belgrade)
All applicants will be interviewed by Prof. Denis Sullivan and Dr. Will Lovely.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Students will stay in small hotels with wireless internet; all breakfasts will be included. Some other meals will be included as well.
Sarajevo, Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Belgrade, Novi Sad (Serbia)