NATO Jean Monnet Advanced Study Institute

| Tetyana A. Malyarenko

The International Association for Institutional Studies (Ukraine) in partnership with Birmingham University (UK) will host the 2014 NATO Jean Monnet ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE at Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine between Thursday, 15 May and Wednesday, 21 May 2014. This years Advanced Study Institute is co-funded by The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme and Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union and will focus on Enhancing Strategic Analytical Capabilities in NATO Partner Countries: Security Cooperation and the Management of Current and Future Threats in Europes Strategic Orbit.

The aim of this Institute is to introduce the spirit and form of a truly interactive and meaningful collaboration between representatives of academic, policy and civil society communities from EU and NATO member states and partner countries in order to increase the quality of higher education in the area of European and Euro-Atlantic security, develop research-led teaching by promoting independent and critical thinking, empowerment of the academics as agent of change and applying new research and teaching tools from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective with the objectives:
- To provide a broad and theoretically well-grounded understanding of current and future threats and challenges that the NATO and the EU face in particular in their European orbit;
 - To identify security responses in which there is particular added-value and shared interest of all stakeholders in the NATO and EU member states and neighboring countries to cooperate in creation of an area of shared prosperity and stability, addressing the root causes of the political instability and conflict;
- To enhance the linkage between teaching and research in European security studies;
- To develop knowledge and awareness among young scientists of issues relating to European and Euro-Atlantic security with specific reference to the current and future security threats and cooperation challenges and focus on policy-making to achieve security for the NATO and EU member states and neighborhood countries;
- To introduce a scheme for joint development and delivery of teaching courses on crisis management by means of web-based learning and enhanced mobility of faculty and students;
- To raise the teaching and research skills of participating young faculty by exposing them to the critical scrutiny of their peers in the project.
2014 Advanced Study Institute will be organized as a rigorous six-day academic interdisciplinary programme structured around lectures, interactive presentations, case studies, round-tables and simulation games. First, activities are aimed at identification of effective cooperative security responses and recommendations based on individual case studies and structured comparison. Second, the Advanced Study Institute will enhance the linkage between research, policy-making and teaching in human and societal aspects of security studies, in particular, in human-focused early warning and early response systems by enabling the participants to critically reflect on their current relevant action plans, research projects and teaching courses and thereby to implement newly obtained knowledge in their policy-making, research and teaching practice. 
Course lecturers include Prof. Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham, UK, Prof. David Galbreath, University of Bath, UK, Prof. Alistair Shepherd, Aberystwyth University, UK, Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State University of Management, Ukraine, Prof. Chad Briggs, John Hopkins University, USA, Dr. Sergei Konoplyov, Harvard University, USA, Dr. Sergei Markedonov, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, USA and others.
Key participants
Young scientists, policy-makers and representatives of civil society at post-doctoral level or about to obtain a PhD primarily from the NATO member states and Partner countries are the Institute target group. 
Scholarships for junior scientists
NATO scholarships
NATO scholarships may be granted to PhD students or recent post-docs from NATO member states and Partner countries. The target age group is about 27-35 years old. Selection criteria include high-quality research and teaching potential, motivation and long-term interest in the topic. Scholarships cover costs of hotel accommodation (twin room, half board). Exceptionally, a limited number of participants may receive partial compensation of travel expenses. No registration fee will be charged to participants.
When you apply for a NATO scholarship, please enclose:
- Short curriculum vitae (date of birth should be provided);
- List of publications;
- One sample of writing not exceeding 20 double-spaced pages pertinent to the topic of the Institute (in English);
- Statement of purpose to Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko (e-mail:
Deadline for submitting the application: March 1, 2014.
Notification of the participants about the accepted applications: March 20, 2014.
Jean Monnet scholarships
Jean Monnet scholarships may be granted to participants, representing academia, civil society, media, policy communities and international organizations. There is no age/geographical limit, but we will give preference to the junior faculty (PhD holders or PhD students at the advances stage of their research) from Ukraine with a strong background in International Relations and European Studies, including Security Studies. Scholarships cover costs of hotel accommodation (twin room, half board). Registration fee: 100 EUR.
When you apply for a Jean Monnet scholarship, please enclose:
- Short curriculum vitae, including list of publications;
- Statement of purpose;
- Abstract of 500 words to Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko (e-mail:
Deadline for submitting the application: March 20, 2014.
Notification of the participants about the accepted applications: April 1, 2014.
Interested persons who do not meet the requirements for full participation in the ASI may be admitted on self-paid base. Participation fee is 650 EUR (hotel accommodation – single rooms, half board and organizational expenses). 
Course directors:
Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko
Professor of International Security
Faculty of Public Administration
Donetsk State University of Management
Prof. Stefan Wolff
Professor of International Security
Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, College of Social Sciences
Department of Political Science and International Studies 
School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham
2014 NATO-Jean Monnet Advanced Study Institute enjoys the support of numerous international partners and sponsors. These include NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union, the Routledge academic journal ‘European Security’, and University of Birmingham, UK.