Brussels, Belgium

Artificial Intelligence And Global Governance

blended course
when 28 May 2024 - 1 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1500

In an increasingly interconnected world, the understanding and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realm of Global Governance, and the implications of AI on democracy, diplomacy, international security, and international law has become a pivotal competency. Equally important is understanding how to think about the proper regulatory framework needed to ensure alignment between emerging technologies and societal values, and how to build into the governance models protection for traditionally marginalised voices and communities.

The Global Governance Institute (GGI), in collaboration with distinguished professionals, international scholars, and researchers from Europe, the United States, and Japan, invites you to participate in an in-depth Summer School on “AI and Global Governance”. This 5-day programme is organised to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge, skills, and practical understanding necessary to address the intricate issues surrounding global governance and related developments in the age of AI.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Medlir Mema, Brigham Young University Idaho, US, Head of Programme AI & Global Governance at GGI Brussels, and host of the "IR in the age of AI" Podcast

Target group

This course is designed for professionals involved in policymaking, international relations, technology management, and anyone interested in understanding the implications of AI on global governance.

This includes government officials, diplomats, policy advisors, tech entrepreneurs, researchers, and students in relevant fields. It’s also suitable for those who are keen to understand how AI can be leveraged to solve complex problems in global governance.

The course provides a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to network with like-minded professionals from around the world.

Course aim

The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex landscape of AI in global governance. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities AI presents for domestic and international regulatory frameworks, international security, law, and diplomacy, as well as the need for guarding against bias and promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equity.

As AI continues to evolve, it is reshaping power dynamics, cooperation, and conflict among and within nations. This transformation is leading to a new era where AI-driven technologies play a pivotal role in decision-making processes. However, the rise of AI also presents new challenges, including ethical dilemmas, gender bias, digital authoritarianism, and the potential for AI-enhanced military conflict. Participants will delve into these issues, examining how AI can both challenge and enhance international relations while promoting inclusivity and diversity.

The course also aims to help participants develop strategies to leverage AI for effective governance. This involves understanding how to harness the power of AI ethically, transparently, and in alignment with global norms and standards. It also involves ensuring that AI systems are designed and used in a way that promotes inclusivity, diversity, and equity.

Participants will engage in hands-on activities and workshops to apply what they have learned and develop their own inclusive AI strategies for global governance. This programme combines theoretical, policy-oriented, and practical lessons from interdisciplinary perspectives including international relations, international law, AI ethics, and governance studies. It emphasizes the importance of addressing bias in AI and promoting diversity in global governance. Participants will learn from leading thinkers and experts about major challenges posed by AI in global governance and how to apply concrete policy solutions.

Fee info

EUR 1500: AI&GG in Brussels – The fee includes access to all sessions, learning materials and a 3-month access to the digital learning platform, lunch, coffee and refreshments throughout the summer school, as well as the welcome dinner, graduation ceremony reception, and social activities in Brussels.
EUR 1200: The fee includes access to all sessions, learning materials and a 3-month access to the digital learning platform.