CUNCR Crash Course: Deciphering Global Governance
What is the state of global governance today? How did it come about, and is it capable of handling the challenges of the 21st century?
The Center for United Nations Constitutional Research is proud to present an introduction to these important but thorny questions in one-week crash course on global governance at our headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The course offers a critical approach to learning about international law and the state of global governance, including intensive instruction, discussions, and workshops, as well as visits to see global governance in action.
The crash course will dive into the inner workings of the United Nations, the European Union, and other international bodies, such as the ICJ, ICC, and selected UN agencies. Key global problems and their attempted governance, will also be examined – are the COP protocols effective at addressing climate change? Is the non-proliferation treaty getting us any closer to nuclear disarmament? We will critically assess whether these institutions are effective in managing the challenges of governing an increasingly complex and interconnected world, and consider how universal values such as peace, justice, and human rights can become core tenets of the international community.
This program will provide intensive training for masters or upper-year bachelors students, with some knowledge in international relations or a related field, as well as entry level practitioners, who wish to deepen their understanding of the topic.
The course will take place in the second half of June 2018, exact dates TBD. The program includes one day in The Hague, Netherlands, the international legal capital of the world. Our course consists of five days of instruction and workshops (Monday to Friday) although attendees should plan to be in Brussels for the full week to accommodate travel and any sightseeing they may wish to do.
The first step in changing the world is understanding where we are now and what challenges we’re facing. Join us this summer in the capital of Europe to expand your understanding and start deciphering what global governance is and what it is not.
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information on this exciting opportunity!
Epirus, Greece16 July – 20 July 2018
Strasbourg, France/Brussels, BelgiumQ4/2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina/Brussels, BelgiumQ2/2018
Tokyo, Japan/Brussels, BelgiumQ1/2018
New York/San Francisco/Brussels24 October 2018- UN DAY