This study abroad program explores nontraditional security challenges (human trafficking, infectious diseases, environmental problems, etc.) across 3 Southeast Asian states: Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, plus Taiwan. The four states reflect different development levels, from the technologically-driven country of Taiwan 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 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org This program is generously supported by the Coca Cola Foundation. The director reserves the right to make any necessary changes.