Conflict Management in the Balkans
The Conflict Management Program in Slovenia offers a unique opportunity for students to examine past conflicts in the Balkans and their consequences firsthand. What lessons can be learned for future conflict management? Within the program, special emphasis is placed on the role of foreign intervention, the contribution of political and economic transformation to both conflict and peace, and the power of conflict prevention and resolution.
Students visit areas destroyed during the war and talk to surviving residents.
A plea and a wish in Mostar.
One course (3 US/6 ECTS credits)
Conflict Seminar: This required series of lectures and site visits will examine the history of conflict in the Balkans, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, the role of foreign intervention, the Dayton Peace Accord and its aftermath, political and economic transformation, and the experience of conflict management in the Balkans.
Language of Instruction: English.
Study tour across former Yugoslavia to visit key sites affected by the Balkan wars of the ‘90s. These locations may include Kosovo, Belgrade, Skopje, Vukovar, Osijek, Ilok, Brčko, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Mostar and Split. Sites include: war memorials, NATO/EUFOR military base, local OSCE offices, mass graves, cemeteries, demining organizations & historically relevant places.
Students meet with eminent academics, representatives from NATO, UN, OSCE and other key intergovernmental organisations, local experts and common people who will share their testimony regarding what happened, why, and its lasting effects.