Master of Advanced Studies in
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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International Organisations

Learning about International Organizations

The course aims at familiarizing the students with the struggles over global, regional and state power, international conflicts, and global issues by providing a variety of historical, political, social, cultural and economic factors.

Objectives

  • To provide an overview of the main stress factors affecting the world community and of the main characteristics of international relations;
  • To analyze the role of international organizations and NGOs in this evolution;
  • To familiarize the participants with recent endeavors to define and promote new norms to protect the life and dignity of individuals and, inter alia, the concept of human security;
  • To raise the awareness of the relevance and relative importance of cultural and political factors in the different approaches to those issues;
  • To shed light on the evolution of the key concept of state sovereignty and on the opportunities, obstacles, and dilemmas linked to the implementation of human rights norms.

Topics

  • Introduction to IGOs (international governmental organizations) and INGOs (international non-governmental organizations);
  • IGOs and INGOs in conflict resolution and sustainable development;
  • International relations at the beginning of the 21st century;
  • International actors and the challenge of global governance;
  • Developing new norms in the field of human security: the role of states,  international organizations, and NGOs
  • Challenges of global and state security frameworks.

Workshops

  • The clash of civilization 
  • Universalism and cultural relativism in practice,  The promotion of human rights and human security values: opportunities, obstacles, and dilemmas 

 

Faculty
Jacques Forster
Jacques Forster International Organizations