The winter programme provides students with a unique opportunity to learn and think about major global challenges and how these are being addressed by the international community. Special attention will be paid to the role of the United Nations as a tool of global governance.
Emphasis on role-playing and social events also enables students to experience multiculturalism and global diversity firsthand. Students will gain knowledge of international challenges and build confidence to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organizations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations.
The winter programme explores concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
The programme includes :
* Interdisciplinary approach to challenges of governance with internationally-renowned professors
* In-depth and small-group study of selected issues
Visits to international organizations in Geneva
* Dialogue with high-level officials from international organizations
Model United Nations
* Conference simulation where students are transformed into diplomats/government officials and learn how to negotiate