Named after American humanitarian and disaster relief specialist Frederick C. Cuny, and based at RIT’s Kosovo campus in the heart of Europe's Balkan region, this is a premier international leadership program.
From War to Peace: Building Shared Narratives in the Balkans
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has renewed international interest in effective and sustainable peace-building processes. This program will focus on the history and modern geopolitics of the Western Balkans as a case study. Weekly seminars and travel to the Balkan region will offer an opportunity to experience first-hand the struggles of dealing with the aftermath of the 1990s Balkan Wars in the former Yugoslavia.
Kosovo is known as the country of “young Europeans.” Its citizens are well-educated, multilingual, dynamic and have an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit. Kosovo’s history is both a fascinating and tragic mix of conflict, occupation and emergence as a new country in the complicated political landscape of southeastern Europe. For over a decade it has been the focus of international organizations as it emerges as a member of the community of nations and aspires to EU membership.