Summer Programmes


Summer Programme on International Affairs

  • Next session:  17 June - 12 July 2019

The Summer Programme on International Affairs provides students with a comprehensive understanding of International organisations as wel as thew role of NGOs and private initatives engaged in the protection of individual rights and the promotion of human security.

  • Week 1: The Uses and Abuses of Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics
  • Week 2: Security and Insecurity Today
  • Week 3: Sustainable Development
  • Week 4: The Global Environmental Crisis: Rising to the Challenges


Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges

  • Next session:  19 - 30 August 2019

Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations.

The Summer Programme explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.


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