|Burch Field Research Seminar
-- Summer 2007
Vienna, Austria, Bosnia- Herzegovina and Croatia
The seminar will provide students with an opportunity to
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is home to world reknown opera, symphonies, and art museums. The cafe culture is also famous.
Join the seminar, "International
Organizations And The Balkans: Focus On The Organization For Security
And Cooperation In Europe (OSCE)," to take place in Vienna from approximately
June 9 to August 3, 2007. The seminar will be led by Dr.
Robert M. Jenkins, Director of the Center
for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and will include a
two-week visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. The seminar will build
on successful seminars in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
Burch Students Receive Briefing on Mostar Reconstruction
|The seminar will spend approximately two weeks visiting international organizations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. In addition to briefings by OSCE in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and students will meet with representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the European Union, and the Office of High Representative.|
The seminar will research
questions on international organizations and their role in the Balkan conflict
and peace process. Specific attention will be given to the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is headquartered
in Vienna. The OSCE has a central role in Balkans, monitoring compliance
with peace plans, organization elections, teaching media and police representatives,
and promoting human rights. In addition, students will have an opportunity
to visit the regional United Nations headquarters in Vienna and hear briefings
from diplomats from a number of countries.
|In 2007, we will spend one week at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The week will include joint morning sessions with sociology students from the University of Zagreb. Afternoons will be open to touring cultural and historical sights.||
|To see the syllabus from
the 2005 seminar, click here.
There will be significant changes made in 2007 because the seminar will
be expanded by three weeks. Final details will be available in the
coming weeks. To see the 2003 syllabus, click here.
To see a Power Point overview of the 2007 program, click here.