Corfu, Greece

Corfu Summer School in Mediterranean Security

when 3 July 2019 - 7 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

The Ionian University and the University of Buckingham will be organising the first Summer School in Mediterranean security, from July 3 rd to 7 th 2019. Three days (July 4, 5 and 6) of lectures and discussions with a multinational team of experts will provide a unique opportunity to become familiar with the most crucial security developments across the Mediterranean
basin, including terrorism and radicalization, hybrid warfare, the emergence of China in the region, the re-emergence of Russia and the on-going challenge of irregular migration flows.

Course leader

Prof. Julian Richards (University of Buckingham), Prof. Stavros Katsios (Ionian University) and Dr. Vassilis Kappis (University of Buckingham).

Target group

Students (advanced undergraduate, graduate and research students) as well as young professionals.

Course aim

Geopolitical and security developments across the Mediterranean have been severely affecting regional countries at the political, economic and social levels, oftentimes with global reverberations, as we recently witnessed with the irregular migration crisis. Ongoing regional conflicts such as the Syrian conflagration, Israeli-Palestinian tensions and border disputes are now complemented by asymmetrical threats such as radicalization and the rise of the extreme right. A growing degree of instability, therefore, raises the necessity for a more systematic appraisal of the nature and potential solutions to the multitude of security challenges faced across the Mediterranean basin. A diverse group of academics and regional experts aspires to engage stakeholders and students in an academic and policy-oriented dialogue, with a view towards better understanding and tackling contemporary security challenges faced by governments and societies within the Mediterranean and beyond.

Fee info

EUR 100: Tuition fees for attendance
EUR 100: An extra 100 EUR (200 EUR in total) is charged to participants who wish to benefit from accommodation in a double occupancy room at the premises of the Ionian University in Corfu. These rooms are available on a first come first served basis so please indicate your interest in the online application form.