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Date: February 17th, 2017

The student at our Department of Economics Vedad Šehanović has been selected to participate at the 25th AIPES Institute in Prague in July 2017, that is organized by TFAS.  

TFAS (The Fund for American Studies) has organized international academic institutes for more than 20 years. Their objective is to provide a rigorous academic experience, foster dialogues that cross borders, and create a global network of responsible future leaders.

AIPES (American Institute on Political and Economic Systems) is a unique programme that brings together approximately 100-110 students from North America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia to explore fundamental issues related to political philosophy, political economy, and conflict management.  The wide range of nationalities, religions, and ethnicities represented at AIPES gives participants the chance to interact, learn, and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their educational and professional development.

The comprehensive package includes academic credit through Charles University, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities and their partner since 1993, as well as housing, most meals, a variety of notable guest lectures, cultural and social events, and opportunities for professional development and networking.

Students who complete AIPES graduate into a global network of over 16,000 TFAS alumni. You can find TFAS alumni living and working in some of the world’s most exciting cities, including Washington DC, New York, London, Paris, Beirut, Hong Kong, Beijing, Buenos Aires, and Santiago, etc.

The AIPES 2017 Institute will be held July 8 – July 29, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.


The program which I have the opportunity to attend at Charles University in Prague this summer will surely help me in my future academic and professional career. It is encouraging to know that I was chosen among more than 350 applicants, and that I owe my success not only to my knowledge from the classroom, but also to the strong support that I get from SSST in my extracurricular activities.“

Vedad Šehanović, 3rd year student at the Department of Economics