Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) The third DSAI Summer School focuses on innovative ways of doing development research which places participation and "citizen-driven" research at the centre of its practice. It explores the relationship between research and action, and the role of researcher activist. This summer school examines methodologies of citizen empowerment and ‘doing participation’ in the context of urban and rural poverty, displacement, and globalisation. It problematizes the ‘expert stance’ and asks how the activist practitioner researcher can promote both equity and efficiency in development and humanitarian contexts through lay methodologies. It asks how we can scale this learning beyond micro settings to being embedded within the global development and humanitarian community.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, 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 Summer Programme on the United Nations explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Understand the UN System, particularly its creation, development and various agencies. Explore the challenges faced by the United Nations and debate the future of international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to: - Understand the core mission of the UN and how it deals with key global issues such as human rights and the environment. - Critically analyse key issues around peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, and North-South relations. - Appraise the future of multilateral action through conference simulations and role play, as well as visits to key institutions in international Geneva. - Engage with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance at a time of great international uncertainty
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May
Advanced Master (MSc) One-year Advanced Master programmes in various programmes of Development Studies: -Advanced Master of Globalisation and Development -Advanced Master of Development Evaluation and Management -Advanced Master of Governance and Development Deadline: 1 September 2018: For applicants applying for academic admission only who are exempted from applying for a visa for Belgium. Type of recognition:Dutch-Flemish accredication organisation NVAO3
Please contact us for further information; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The MA Globalisation and International Development degree will analyse the key debates and perspectives on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate Students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development. Study will be informed by case studies, theory, workshops, seminars, debates and forms of media.
The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated:
Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and global poverty or does it provide new opportunities for developing countries? What is the role of local and international politics? Has globalisation led to an erosion of national sovereignty or is it contributing to the spread of democracy internationally? Does globalisation require a radical overhaul of the existing international political and institutional system? How can global environmental challenges best be met?
This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.