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Introduction

Democratic societies and notably post-conflict regions, become more and more vulnerable, not only in traditional, but also in emerging security threats and challenges. The more interdependent states are, through the globalization process, the more vulnerable they become, and the more that vulnerability can become a threat to their security. Recognizing the importance of capacity building which would address contemporary security issues through education, research and development, not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also in the Western Balkan region, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH) has initiated the establishment of the National and International Center for Security, Research and Development (NICSRD).

Vision

The National and International Center for Security Research and Development of AUBiH (NICSRD AUBiH) generates knowledge, skills and solutions, by providing quality research, education and training in the field of national and international security using it as a permanent benefit to encourage the improvement of governmental institutions.

Mission

The National and International Center for Security Research and Development of AUBiH (NICSRD AU BiH), committed to the highest standards and promotes peace, stability and security in Southeast Europe through education, development and research in the fields of national and international security. The SRDI AUBiH provides an internationally recognized platform for discussion on major security and peace issues through conferences, workshops, research and publications for the benefit of decisionmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in the Western Balkans. The National and International Center for Security, Research and Development of AUBiH (NICSRD AUBiH), accomplishes this mission primarly by education for:

  • civil servants
  • military and police officers
  • governmental decisionmakers in BiH and Southeast Europe
  • Objectives

  • To facilitate governmental capacity building in the field of national and international security by conducting workshops and courses
  • To facilitate scientific and expert discussion in the fields of national and international security by organizing conferences and roundtables
  • Through research, projects and publications, to increase the knowledge base and inform decision-making in addressing security issues effectively
  • Organization

    The National and International Center for Security Research and Development is an integral part of American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Center is a non-profit based organization, which is led by a Director who is deputized by the Dean of Academics and Operations Officer. These two posts are permanently manned, while additional personnel would be seconded for the duration of a particular project.