The University of Bonn invites graduate students from North America and Europe to participate in its 13th Transatlantic Summer Academy (TASA) from June 19 to July 15, 2006. Each year, the four-week program focuses on one central issue in the fields of Transatlantic Relations and European Integration.
This year's summer academy, entitled "The Changing Face of Terrorism", will focus on the historical roots, different manifestations and consequences of terrorism. Since 9/11, experts, journalists and politicians speak of a new age of terrorism which has fundamentally changed the international security environment. While there still is no universally accepted definition of terrorism, the consequences seem to be straightforward: The West is caught in a war against terrorism and it has to win this war. But is this perception true? Is the so-called "superterrorism" a new phenomenon? How does this new terrorism change the coordinates of foreign policy? Do we need new analytical instruments? What implications do counter-terrorism strategies have on civil and human rights?
TASA provides an intensive interdisciplinary program of lectures, tutorials, panel discussions and briefings in the fields of politics, economics, law, history and culture. Next to the seminar program in Bonn, we will visit German and European institutions in Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg and meet high-ranking officials and politicians. The TASA faculty is made up by a wide range of experts from academia, government, politics, economics, and the media.
Students from North America and Europe with a background in International Relations, European Studies, Political Science, History, Economics, Law, or Cultural Studies can apply. The course is geared to graduate students but also open to exceptionally well-qualified undergraduates. For more information, please consult our website at the web address shown below.
Transatlantic Summer Academy
University of Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 53
Phone: +49 228 73-2062 or -5944
Fax: +49 228 73-5891 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.tasa.uni-bonn.de
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