Explore the complexity of European security and intelligence dilemmas by studying the relations between stakeholders and how security threats are defined and responded to in a changing Europe.
- Meet with experts and decision makers to discuss how current incidents and events are framed in a security discourse
- Participate in a simulation game as a European diplomat, and gain hands-on knowledge of the reliability of intelligence by negotiating possible responses to security threats
- Travel with your class and faculty on course-integrated study tours, and hear perspectives from security analysts and diplomats on the impact of historic and current events
This program is right for you if you study international relations, political science, global studies, or are interested in understanding the new security threats of a changing Europe.
European Security Dilemmas and Intelligence
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Europe is under pressure and what constitutes a security threat is changing, too: a larger Russian presence in the region and increased risk of terrorism, but also fundamentalist and right-wing tendencies, the risk of pandemics, cyber terrorism, and European governments struggling to respond in unison to increasing numbers of refugees. Drawing on European schools of thought within international security studies, this course explores current intelligence and security dilemmas in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: An international relations or political science course at university level.
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