Program Details

This programme will examine the importance of international organisations such as the United Nations, the UN Agency for Refugees, the UN Council of Human Rights, as well as the role of NGOs and private initiatives on the protection of individual rights
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

The summer programme explores key issues in international affairs with a substantive focus on the three following concentrations: Global Public Goods: Health and Environment, Global Migration, Cooperation and Development, Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions. Lectures and discussions focus on challenges for multilateral governance in these domains, including questions of efficiency, legitimacy, or accountability connected to differences in international institutions and regulation. The programme includes: Morning lectures -Interdisciplinary approach to challenges of governance -Cutting-edge expertise on selected concentrations -Internationally-renowned professors, and high-level officials from international organisations Afternoon workshops and visits -In-depth and small-group study of selected issues addressed in morning lectures -Visits of international organisations in Geneva -Practical exercises such as negotiation simulations -Symposia -A public lecture or a round table on a topic related to the weekly concentration -Interface between the international community in Geneva and the summer programme

The Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance will be held in Geneva from 11 to 29 June, 2012. It provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn and think about major current issues in world politics and the resulting challenges for multilateral governance. The programme makes participants experience the world of multilateralism through direct interaction with diplomats, negotiators and activists and through visits to some of the prominent international organisations located in Geneva.

The programme is designed for students at MA level or senior undergraduate level with an interest in international affairs and young professionals keen to improve their knowledge on current major issues in multilateralism, governance and international affairs Participation in at least two weeks of the programme may be accepted for credit at other universities (6 ECTS credits; or the U.S. equivalent credits). All participants receive a course certificate.

Setting Description:
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies' mission as an institution of higher education and research is to provide independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging world issues with a double emphasis on international relations and development studies.
2'800 CHF.

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