LION PROGRAM: An International Experience in Global Security Studies

Travel to Armenia or Serbia this summer with LION: An International Experience in Global Development and Security Studies.

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The LION (Learning Inside Out Network) program is an intensive international internship and research opportunity for students interested in the theory and practice of global security. The program builds on courses in security studies, conflict analysis and resolution, global crime, international criminal justice, human security, and international development through a semester-long international internship experience with an NGO, think tank or media organization in Armenia or Serbia.

Program Elements

  1. Take a class in security studies, conflict analysis and resolution, global crime, international criminal justice, human security, or international development in the fall (at your home institution)
  2. Intern and conduct independent research in Armenia or Serbia in the spring
  3. Participate in two-week long Summer Institute in Armenia and have your research published and presented at an international security conference in Armenia in June

Internship Network

Internships in the Learning Inside Out network include but are not limited to:

  • Transparency International (Armenia)
  • Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia)
  • Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development Foundation (Armenia)
  • Center for Excellence in Negotiation: Yerevan (Armenia)
  • Civilnet.am (Armenia)
  • Women's Resource Center (Armenia)
  • Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Serbia (Serbia)
  • Victimology Society of Serbia (Serbia)
  • Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia (Serbia)

Eligibility

The LION program is open to all social science majors who maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above and have strong writing skills. Prior research experience is desirable and a course in research methods is recommended. Applicants from Colleges and Universities other than Stonehill are welcome to apply; credits from the LION program can be transferred.

More Information

For more information, contact Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, at aohanyan@stonehill.edu or Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal, Assistant Professor of Criminology,
at atwymanghoshal@stonehill.edu.


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