Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to International Studies: the Refugee / Migrant Crisis in Europe

when 4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

The effects of globalization, both positive and negative, are becoming increasingly apparent in all fields of study from law to development to international relations. Indeed, more than ever, it is important for students interested in international studies to gain a broader understanding of the interconnectedness of world actors and the complex contexts in which they operate.

This one-week, comprehensive introduction course focuses on the major features of international studies, delving into both theory and practice, from a legal, governance and humanities-based perspective. Each class will be taught by an expert from one of the specialised Master?s programmes from the Utrecht Centre for International Studies (UCIS), including Conflict Studies and Human Rights, European Governance, European Law, International Relations in Historical Perspective and Public International Law. Using the theme of migration and refugee issues throughout the week, the experts will provide the knowledge and analytical tools to equip participants with the ability to engage with global challenges in innovative ways. Through lectures, interactive working groups, expert panels and an excursion, participants will gain an understanding of various elements - and their interplay - involved in international studies. The course is designed for bachelor and masters students with an interest in international studies and what can be offered in this field.

Course leader

Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh

Target group

The course is designed for bachelor and masters students with an interest in international studies and the refugee/migrant crisis specifically.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the wide array of fields operating under the heading of international studies and shed light on the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe from a variety of perspectives.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 550: Course + course materials

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