This study abroad program will explore nontraditional security challenges (piracy, terrorism, illegal trafficking, infectious disease, etc.) across four Southeast Asian states: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. The four states reflect different development levels, from the technologically-driven city-state of Singapore to developing states in transition from autocratic rule to democracy.
Aside from investigating the role of institutions and the relationship between sovereignty-related norms and human rights, another major focus will be the role science and technology (such as nanotechnology; biotechnology; information & communications technology; energy technologies including renewables) play in ameliorating or exacerbating traditional and non-traditional security challenges in Southeast Asia. We will examine the interaction of international, regional, and local public and private actors in the four countries, and hear from government officials, representatives of NGOs, businesses, academia, etc.
For questions, contact Dr. Weber: email@example.com This program is generously supported by the Coca Cola Foundation. The director reserves the right to make any necessary changes.