UR Summer School Scholarship - "Organized Transnational Crime in the Americas" Course

30 April 2019

 

Transnational crime organized in the Americas: fundamentals, trends and challenges"

June 10th - 28th, 2019

Universidad del Rosario - Bogotá, Colombia

The Columbus Association, the Faculty of Political Science, Government and International Relations of the Universidad del Rosario and Insight Crime invite you to participate in its Call for Scholarships for the summer course "Transnational crime organized in the Americas: fundamentals, trends and challenges" which will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, from June 10 to 27, 2019.

This call is aimed at students linked to a university member of the Columbus Association. Those interested can be in the following academic levels: 1) undergraduate at least at 7th semester; 2) specialization in areas related to the course; 3) Masters; 4) PhD.

The allocation of the two scholarships will be made by merit contest taking into account curriculum vitae, academic average and motivation letter.

The two best applications will receive:

a) Full scholarship that covers 100% of the academic costs of course registration

b) Partial scholarship that covers 50% of the academic costs of course registration

This call does not cover travel expenses of the winners to the city where the course takes place or expenses associated with their stay. Applications will be received until May 9 and the results will be announced on May 16.

THE COURSE

Organized crime (OC) constitutes one of the greatest threats to public and citizen security in Latin America and Colombia. To address the challenges that this phenomenon generates in the current context of peace building in Colombia, the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations (FCPGRI) of the Universidad del Rosario and InSight Crime have joined efforts to found the Colombian Organized Crime Observatory.

The research and journalistic work of InSight Crime and the Observatory in monitoring the changing OC dynamics in Colombia; the analysis of the main OC patterns and trends in Colombia and their articulation with other criminal organizations in the region; and the development of public debate events during 2018 with national and international experts, have allowed us to consolidate the proposal for 2019 of the summer course "Transnational organized crime in the Americas: foundations, trends and challenges".

During an intensive three-week course, participants will have the unique opportunity to enrich knowledge, discuss and critically reflect on the trends of organized crime in the Americas. Through a conceptual approach and an interdisciplinary analysis, the course will delve into a set of interrelated themes that allow understanding how transnational organized crime (TOC) constitutes one of the greatest threats to public and citizen security in Latin America and Colombia, the existing national and international containment policies and the challenges it poses in the search for effective solutions to regional threats derived from the TOC.

The course will be held in Bogotá, at the facilities of the Universidad del Rosario, from June 10 to 28, 2019, from Monday to Friday, from 4:00 p.m. at 7:00 p.m. Classes will be taught in Spanish. If you want to know the specific contents of the course follow this link.

REQUIREMENTS:

1) Resume of maximum two pages

2) Motivation letter of maximum two pages

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Prepare your resume and your motivation letter. Have those documents ready before moving on to the next step.

2) Log in with your google account, fill out the following form https://forms.gle/HH5Vxdcc4Q94ySFB7 and upload all requested documents there.

3) You can only fill out the form once.

NOTE: Registrations will not be received via email, or incomplete or outside the call date.

INFORMATION AND CONTACT

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