Peace and Conflict Summer Program Status Update – Canceled

Dear Student,

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the RITK 2020 Peace and Conflict Summer Program (PCSP) in Kosovo.  Over the past few weeks, the PCSP leadership and staff have been monitoring worldwide developments related to COVID-19. With many countries and regions recommending self-quarantine and many institutions strongly advising staff, faculty and students to restrict travel, we know it is no longer practical nor ethical to continue with our annual summer program.

We will continue to share additional information about the direction of the PCSP via our website. Also, please follow-us on social media @ritkpcs to receive the most up-to-date information about our program and possible upcoming events. I encourage you to check this page regularly to be aware of important updates.

Again, I would like to emphasize that we our decision to cancel the 2020 Peace and Conflict Summer program came with after great deliberation and examination of all possibilities. The PCSP is one of RITK’s highlights. It is only out of deep concern for the health and safety of all students that we made this decision. Students are and will continue to be our first priority.

With this in mind, we look forward to future opportunities of engagement and activities at RITK. We hope to see you in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns in the interim please do not hesitate to contact the PCS Program Coordinator, Lindita Bicaj, lbicaj@auk.org, or myself, the PCS Program Director, rmcginnis@auk.org. We are here to help.

Best,

Rachel E. McGinnis, Ph.D.

Director Peace and Conflict Summer Program RIT Kosovo (A.U.K.)