Political Science Field School-Belgium, Italy, Latvia- Summer 2018
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The SFU-NATO Field School and Simlation program is a 12 credit intensive upper-level Political Science course that combines coursework with experiential learning. The program will be open to universities accross Canada and provides the opportunity for students to observe and engage military personnel, policy advisors and diplomats in their workplace. This includes visiting and embedded experts from the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, NATO and academia, as well as high-level briefings at NATO HQ, SHAPE, and the Canadian Delegation to the European Union.
The cohort will attend familiarization visits at Canadian Armed Forces bases in Western Canada, then travel to NATO HQ in Belgium for a week of briefings by NATO officials. At the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome, the cohort will do four days of a professionally run NATO-simulation (NMDX) with NDC mentors and Senior Course curriculum. The 2018 field school will also visit the Canadian Battlegroup in Latvia, and NATO's Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga.
Come experience crisis resolution at the expert level: see how diplomats and military personnel prepare to work at NATO in a multilateral environm