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27th International Summer University – Game of Thrones between East and West

Understanding the New Cultural, Political and Economic Realities

27th June – 1st July 2022

Online from Kőszeg, Hungary

The event is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), in cooperation with the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES Foundation), the University of Pannonia, the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability in Kőszeg under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

As new geopolitical realities are producing multiple security threats and fears of new armed conflicts throughout the world, collaboration on other global problems that pose existential threats to humanity is increasingly challenging. The 27th International Summer University focuses on global transformations and examines how shifts of power influence politics, economy, ecology, technology, and culture. Where are the new battlefields redefining the global geopolitical order? What factors unite and divide us and shape contemporary politics? How do history and memory affect the future?

The Summer University will be organized around these main themes:

  • Russia and the New Global (Dis)Order
  • Human Security and Migrations in a New Geopolitical Context
  • Power & Discourse: Information Wars, Algorithmic & Democracy
  • Between Germany and Russia: The Future of Enlargement + V4
  • Fragmenting or Banding Together? Future Scenarios for the Western Balkans
  • Global Crises and Sustainable Futures?
  • Memory in Transition
  • Education for the Future

Readings for ISU 2022:

  • Recommended reading – Coming soon!
  • Selected bibliography on Central Europe – Coming soon!
Application deadline:
– June 12, 2022

Application Form 

Participation fee: 0 EUR

Applicants should send the following documents to :

  • completed application form
  • A 300-word motivational letter
  • CV

Eligibility: Advanced MA and PhD students and young researchers, as well as social entrepreneurs, who have a keen academic or professional interest in the topics.

Kőszeg is called “The Jewel of Pannonia”. This beautiful medieval town borders 5 countries (Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary). This provides a rich cultural and regional added value, and the opportunity for strong cross-border cooperation. In a region where the iron curtain was built, developing a regional knowledge center is exceptional and contributes to supporting opportunities furthering cooperation in an age of increasing uncertainties.

For more information please contact: OR call 0036-94-200-550, and visit the official website!