Security and Society Summer School

Short Course

This online course presents two of the most popular features of the Security and Society Summer School, hosted by Collegium Civitas (Warsaw, Poland). This year, the program will be presented as a two-week intensive course with an optional four-week research internship with the Terrorism Research Center.

This year we will focus on the regional and global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. War, international law relating to war, as well as peacebuilding are topics that will be covered. Other topics will include hybrid threats, cybersecurity, and terrorism.

In the era of globalization and interconnectivity emerging security threats affect the whole world. Thus, much of this course will taught so that students can understand how these issues are also affecting other geopolitical hotspots around the world.

Students will look at the challenges of rising fundamentalism and migration and their regional impacts. Students will also discuss the evolution of threats relating to terrorism – psychology of terrorism, risk assessment and analysis as well as issues related to mass media. They will learn how the theory of networks and graphs can be applied in analyzing and countering threats. Students will explore the links between information and security in wartime. There will also be an emphasis on the challenges of cybersecurity, terrorism, cyberwar, and net-centric warfare. In addition, we will take a look at the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the security environment.

The participants will leave the program with an in-depth knowledge of the most challenging security issues in contemporary Central Europe, and the world, and will gain a sense of the importance of the region on international affairs.

Course Topics

Internship at the Terrorism Research Center

Application Requirements

Technology and Scheduling

Transcripts and Credit Transfer


Cybersecurity, International Relations, Security Studies