Cambridge, United Kingdom

Global Challenges Summer Programme

when 5 July 2020 - 18 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks

This new, two-week programme builds on a long-standing tradition of offering courses on international politics within our Summer Programmes. The programme will cover a range of fields, all of which are related to the pressing challenges we currently face, as global citizens.

Between seminars and plenary lectures, the programme will address a wide range of topics related to current global challenges. These are likely to include, but are not limited to: international relations, global politics, international development, foreign policy, Europe now and after Brexit, migration, populations, sustainability, climate change, and the major global players, such as Russia, China, and the USA.

Academic Programme
- Seminar
- Two-three plenary lectures per day
- Evening talks

You choose one seminar subject, and meet with your seminar leader and fellow seminar participants six times, on specific afternoons across the two weeks. Seminar groups will be limited in size, allowing students time to engage with the topics and to discuss the subjects covered by the Seminar Leaders and by the morning plenary speakers. The following have been invited to teach seminars:

Group Gl:
Gl1 - Social media’s global challenge Dr Calum Nicholson
Gl2 - Anthropic futures: potential and perils of human existence Ms Carla Zoe Cremer
Gl3 - Challenges to the global order Sir Tony Brenton This seminar is full
Gl4 - International Human Rights: war, conflict and the responsibility to protect Mr Toby Fenwick
Gl5 - Polar challenges: the impact of the Eagle, the Bear and the Dragon Mr Tim Reilly

Target group

We welcome applications from all adults including university students, professionals and those with other experience, regardless of educational background. Gap year students (ie those who will already have finished high school by the start of the programmes) will be considered for admission. Due to the nature and location of the programmes, gap year students under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian acting as a chaperone. The chaperone will need to live in College in a room adjacent to the participant, and to attend classes with the participant. Chaperones are charged for accommodation and meals.

Credits info

The University of Cambridge does not use a credit system for the awarding of its internal degrees, and cannot award credit directly for its International Summer Programmes. Students wishing to obtain credit as a result of our evaluation should consult their own institutions in advance about the acceptability of the Summer Programmes evaluation for credit purposes.

Fee info

GBP 0: See official website