The International Conference on Security, Disaster Policy and Education, organized by International Balkan University and Utah Valley University-Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security was held on Thursday, 17th March 2016 at the premises of IBU in Skopje. The Rector of IBU, Prof. Dr. İsmail Kocayusufoğlu in his welcome speech addressed the key points of the conference and underlined the importance of discussing security and emergency policies in a time when challenges of this nature have increased globally. The head of delegation from the Utah Valley University-Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, Assoc. Prof. Dr. John R. Fisher shared his views on the issues that the conference addressed, as well as shared his expertise in the field of emergency services. Keynote speaker of the Conference was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Steve Recca from University of Colorado who spoke on Human Security. Academics and researchers from Macedonia, United States, Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia presented round 3o scientific papers on various topics of security.
This project represents a continuation of the close and successful cooperation between IBU and Utah Valley University.