Prague, Czech Republic

Postcolonial International Relations

when 24 July 2023 - 10 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1450

This course aims to examine the well-established field of international relations through a theoretical and practical postcolonial lens; asking important questions about the nature of regional, racial and gendered biases within Western-centric IR studies and assessing their real-world impact in the projection of state power.

Course leader

Robert Warren, M.A.

Target group

High School Graduates, University Students. GSSP welcomes university students, high school students, and non-student audiences as well, but the minimum age requirement for the GSSP is 18.

Course aim

Students will be given a comprehensive understanding of the field of postcolonialism and its significance in the context of international relations theory through the writings of several lead theorists. The course will then move deeper into subjects of postcolonial statecraft, armed resistance, interventionism, international development, and the postcolonial global political economy – accompanied by relevant case studies – to help students get a more tangible sense of the power dynamics within pre-existing postcolonial relationships and how they have impacted our understanding of state power, foreign policy and international relations at-large.

Issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, identity, hegemony, power, discourse, exploitation, development, and politics will be central to the discussion.

Credits info

6 EC
Participants, who wish to receive an official AAU transcript upon completion of a GSSP course, must comply with the following eligibility criteria and requirements: GPA min. 2.5 (according to last university semester transcript or high school diploma)

Fee info

EUR 1450: You can take one course per each 3-week session If you wish to take 2 courses, you will need to attend both sessions. The price per session is 1450 EUR, and both sessions are 2900 EUR.


There are no scholarships available at the moment.