Winter&Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges

Programme
 

Key international relations challenges with a focus on 2 areas

  • Understanding the UN system and its actors: a clear mapping of the United Nations system since its creation as well as its different working bodies and agencies.
  • Re-inventing the united nations: an exploration of challenges encountered by the United Nations and a debate on future perspectives for international cooperation.

At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core mission of the UN and how it frames some key global issues such as human rights and environment.
  • Develop critical analyses on key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations
  • Debate on future perspectives for international cooperation, via conference simulations and role play as well as a couple of social events to get introduced to international Geneva.
  • Discuss with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance in a time of high international uncertainties (prospective analytical tools)

Click here to check out the 2017 schedule (subject to change)

Format : 26 hours of classes per week over 2 weeks

  • Lectures with Faculty members from the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Afternoon workshops and visits of the United Nations
  • Small-group study and simulations
  • Model United Nations: Conference simulation where students are transformed into diplomats/government officials and learn how to negotiate
  • Roundtable on hot topic of international affairs
  • Individual advising on post-graduate studies and career in international affairs
  • Social events (optional) : discovery of the city of Geneva and friendly evenings with participants
  • Lectures and discussions concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.