SPEA in Croatia
Regional Study, Conflict, Post-Conflict, Reconciliation, and Economic Development
V482/V582 Topics in Public Affairs (4 cr.)
May 11 - 27, 2013
The Balkans provides one of the most unique learning environments in the world. The region is rich with history, natural beauty and cultural diversity. Further, the last century has been dynamic with dramatic changes, conflict engulfing the region in the 1990s and a new beginning over the last decade. As a result, students can learn first-hand about a multitude of issues related to conflict, reconciliation and development. After a series of workshops in Bloomington on March 1st, April 5th and April 12th, the course will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia for the first 9 days and move to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina for the last 7 days after spending a day in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Supplementary Activities and Excursions include:
- Ston & the Peljesac Peninsula
- Sarajevo History Museum
- Shelling of Dubrovnik Tour
- War Photography Museum
- Lokrum Island
- Siege of Sarajevo Tour
Students will stay in clean, safe and modernly equipped hotels in Dubrovnik and Sarajevo. The hotels in both Dubrovnik and Sarajevo will provide breakfast every morning. Lunch and dinner will be the responsibility of the student in both locations. However, lunch and dinner will occasionally be provided by the program.
This course has been designed as an upper level undergraduate course. This program requires a 3.0 GPA or better and sophomore standing or higher at the time of application (exceptions available depending on space). Open to graduate students from IU Bloomington and IUPUI as well. There are no perquisites or language requirements. Honors credit may be available on an ad hoc basis.
Professor Dan Preston