Faculty of Public Affairs at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina offers study programs at undergraduate, masters and doctorate levels, integrating national and international education created in accordance with best practices of the American and European education systems. Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the entire Balkan region and Europe itself are in the process of economic and political transition and are exposed to unpredictable political, legal and security challenges due to the globalization.
Therefore founding of Faculty of Public Affairs was fully justified and in accordance with the social and cultural needs. Faculty of Public Affairs offers degree programs in the field of law with emphases to national, international and European law as well as business law, and national and international security studies at an advanced level.
International Relations and Diplomacy is a degree program in which students examine the role of the state, the international community and civil society in the process of globalization. Students are also trained for analysis, interpretation and understanding of the dynamics of foreign policy, medium and large states. International relations are examined not only in the political sphere but also in the sphere of business and entrepreneurship development. This specialization leads to the acquisition of knowledge about political processes, integration and human rights. It develops negotiation skills and build quality of interstate relations, and prepares students for scientific research. By encouraging students to research, this program enables students to understand the process of transition and run a successful foreign policy. During the program, students will learn studies in history, culture, international relations, economics, politics and security: Europe and Eurasia, Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, North America, Latin America, Africa, as well as policy and external political ideas: United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria, China, Russia, Israel, Japan, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, JAR, Nigeria, Sudan and Syria.
Security and Defense program covers national and international security and offers the students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in this area through the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Content related to the state and corporate security is presented in a way that students examine the judicial system by bringing the need for countries and corporations to secure peace and protect interest in correlation with the individual's right to enjoy all their rights and freedoms. In field of international security studies, students are introduced to the concept of political security and terrorism, but also to the social phenomena such as xenophobia and racism, causes of destabilization of political security. The programs are designed for people who are interested in international relations from the aspect of security. Classes are taught in English and students who successfully graduate, acquire diplomas accredited in the US, EU, Turkey and BiH.
Classes are taught in English and students who successfully graduate, acquire diplomas accredited in the US, EU, Turkey and BiH.