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Peace and Conflict Studies in Belgrade, Serbia

  • City:  Belgrade, Serbia
  • Term: Fall, Winter
  • Instruction in: English
  • Students interested in: History, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Examine peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation and the impact of international intervention on state building, human rights, and transitional justice. With vestiges of its previous socialist state, the former capital of Yugoslavia remains the largest metropolitan city in southeast Europe and is home to numerous activist groups and civil society organizations. To get a comparative look at three countries’ processes of post-conflict transformation, students will spend extensive time in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo as well as the program’s base in Serbia.

Students will also experience Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo—a city famous for its beautiful architecture and religious and cultural diversity—and Kosovo’s capital, Prishtina—a unique city with Ottoman influences and a current international presence. Students can earn up to 16 credits on this program and will have the option to choose between an independent field research project or internship. Students will take 5 courses including The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the Wars of the 1900s (3 credits), Peace and Conflict in Serbia Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo (3 credits); Serbian Language (3 credits with various levels offered), Research Methods and Ethics (3 credits); and choose either the Independent Study Project (4 credits) or an internship and seminar (4 credits).