SIT’s Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans – Abroad101 Cool Program of the Week


For those who want to understand the complexities of conflict, this week’s CPOW is SIT’s Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans.  See all sides of a conflict that tore apart a region and drew in the world.

Examine peace building, post-conflict transformation, and the impact of international intervention in the context of Southeast Europe. The program explores the origins of the conflicts in the Balkans, from the breakup of Yugoslavia to the violent wars of the 1990s, as well as current challenges and opportunities in post-conflict transformation.

You can choose between two different tracks for your independent study: you may either conduct field research and produce a substantial academic paper or work with professional journalists to research and produce a full-length print or broadcast feature story on a topic related to the theme of the program.

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