Online, United Kingdom

A Cyber World

online course
when 10 June 2022 - 2 July 2022
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee EUR 100

Join this track to explore the fascinating and ubiquitous Cyberspace and the many socio-political, military, and technical challenges that interconnectivity and cyber reliance pose to individuals, businesses, states, critical infrastructure, online venues, etc. We will walk you through strategy and cybersecurity, remarking the relevance of sensitive policymaking oriented to keep cyberspace and our society safe and operative.

The track will thus help students develop analytical capacities to understand the cyber domain as both a new battlefield and an operational space where new actors, mostly non-state organizations, have been mobilizing power. Our modules provide deeper knowledge of several of the canonical cases that continue to influence the study and practice of international security today.

Course leader

Dr Michele Groppi is a Lecturer in Challenges to the International Order in the Defence Studies Department (DSD), King's College London. He obtained his BA from Stanford University (Honors) in International Relations.

Target group

Students and young professionals.

Course aim

Through a combination of frontal lectures, seminars, live interviews, and presentations by world-leading experts, students are invited to embrace and appreciate the comprehensiveness and complexity entailed in cybersecurity. The track provides students with an in-depth understanding of the main underlying themes in cybersecurity studies. In doing so, the module aims to inspire participants to think as holistically as possible, to challenge common wisdom, and to express themselves in the debates that will arise throughout the lessons.

Credits info

- Inclusive, top-notch accessible education delivered by world-leading experts
- Flexible and remote learning
- Access to recordings of our frontal lectures, interactive seminars and discussions.
- Access to ITSS Verona global network
- Membership for the year 2022/2023 granting automatic access to every ITSS Verona event, including webinars and conferences
- Certificate of completion
- Possibility to publish a piece in the second issue of the ITSS Verona International Security Magazine

Fee info

EUR 100: With the goal of being accessible to students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, we provide a highly reduced fee. Admissions are rolling. We encourage students to apply soon, as there are limited spaces.


For those participating in the summer school that chose to submit articles to the ITSS Verona International Security Magazine, if pieces are accepted for publication in the second issue, all paid fees for the school will be reimbursed.