Study Abroad This Summer: June 17-July 6, 2012

Announcing POSC 395i: Politics Through Culture - Venice and Its Dalmatian Empire







Study Abroad 2009 and 2010:

For thousands of years, Byzantium, Constantinople, and today, Istanbul, has been the starting point for caravans that would traverse the Silk Road to points east ...








In the Summer of 2012, make Istanbul your meeting place

Learn About the Countries and Cultures Along the Silk Road


Almaty is nestled at the foot of the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia 

Learn about the history, politics, and cultures of the Silk Road this coming July 2012 in Almaty, Kazakhstan at the International Summer School of the Kazakhstan Institute for Management, Economics and Strategic Research (


KIMEP Political Science 3535: Political Culture

Jointly taught by Dr. Larry F. Martinez, Professor of Political Science at the California State University, Long Beach, USA, and Ms. Assel Rustemova, Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University.

The course will incorporate a Model United Nations simulation of UNESCO Meetings focusing on Internet-media cultural issues in the Central Asian Region.

For more information, please email Dr. Martinez at


The Tien Shan mountains provide a dramatic snow-capped backdrop to this view of Almaty.