Program Details

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emer
Location:
Milan, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The course offers an analysis of the external projection of the Russian Federation, trying to offer knowledge and tools to provide answers to salient questions - what are the goals, interests which animate the external projection of the country and where the resources and levers of power on which it can rely in order to achieve its objectives? What are the characteristics of the Russian actorness and how does it fit into the larger project to restore Russia to the status of power? What are the carriers which direct the act of the country outside the country? For the understanding of the interaction between Russia and the external environment. After a close examination on the western vector (U.S. and EU), we will continue with the analysis of the influence that Russia exerts on the post-Soviet states, an highly competitive area, as other actors are increasingly projecting their own interests there. It is in this context that we discuss the case of the Ukraine crisis and the subsequent annexation of Crimea by Russia. We will then look at the Asian carrier, which has become a priority both for the conspicuous Chinese economic growth and for the Russian desire to expand its portfolio of friendly countries and to balance U.S. power as well as to maximize economic interests. Russian interests have turned again to the Arctic for its energetic and commercial potentialities. The exploitation of the region, however, could give rise to significant conflicts with the riparian states and beyond. Finally, as a common theme in Russian foreign policy, we will deepen the theme of energy, focusing our attention on the broader Middle East, which has become crucial not only for energy but also the power, as Moscow's role in the Syrian crisis demonstrates.

The ISPI Winter and Summer School offer students, graduates, and young professionals the opportunity to get closer to major international issues through a catalog of intensive short courses on topics such as: Development and Cooperation Humanitarian Emergencies European Affairs Microfinance Human Rights Project Planning Geopolitical Areas The Winter School provides courses of 15 hours each, offered on weekends (Friday and Saturday from 9.30am to 6.30pm). The Summer School provides courses of 15 hours each offered in July and September, developed on two days each (Monday / Tuesday, Wednesday / Thursday, Friday / Saturday) from 9.30am to 6.30pm. The program allows participation to a maximum of three courses per week. The multidisciplinary approach adopted allows an analysis of the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural issues addressed, providing participants with the necessary tools for further studies. The "traditional" teaching approach is supplemented by testimonials, tutorials, simulations, illustrations, case studies, as well as the active involvement of participants through group work. The ISPI Winter and Summer School courses are recognized by some universities in Lombardy, in order to obtain credits. The Summer School ISPI is also partner of the Summer School of Milan. Thanks to this agreement, each student who attends the Summer School courses ISPI will receive a card with which you can get discounts at various exhibitions and museums of Milan.

Setting Description:
Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. It is a private law association, granted the status of non-profit-making body in 1972, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Where the management is concerned, it is under the control of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the State Auditors’ Court. ISPI’s scientific output has always been distinguished by a sound pragmatic approach, based on monitoring the various geo-political areas and interpreting the major trends in progress on the global scene, so as to provide political and economic operators with reliable information and guidance. Its interdisciplinary nature is guaranteed by the close collaboration of specialists in economics, politics, law, history and strategic studies (from both academic and non-academic circles) and by partnerships with prestigious institutions and research cent
Cost:
The EUR 200 course fee includes all instructional materials

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