Through a unique study abroad course offered by START, 10 students are going “down under” this winter break to gain a more thorough understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. At Sydney, Australia’s Macquarie University, the students will study the ways in which different countries – particularly Australia and those in the Pacific Rim — conceptualize and approach the problem of preventing, deterring and mitigating the impacts of terrorism.
Terrorism experts from the region and Macquarie University’s Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism Center will discuss the hard and soft power approaches, offensive and defensive approaches, and law enforcement versus military versus international organization approaches for counterterrorism.
The students will be in Sydney Jan. 8 – 20. For more information on other educational opportunities at START including the graduate certificate, visit here. Applications for the graduate certificate are due Feb. 15.