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
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.
This course introduces economic globalisation and its impact on society past and present. Understanding Globalisation – a topic that dominates a great deal of the political and economic discourse worldwide – is important for all who care about our planet’s future and essential for those wishing to help shape this future.
Workload: 3h per week (duration 4 weeks); Free online course, upgrade available
- Understanding the UN system and its actors: a clear mapping of the United Nations system since its creation as well as its different working bodies and agencies. - Re-inventing the United Nations: an exploration of challenges encountered by the United Nations and a debate on future perspectives for international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to:
- Understand the core mission of the UN and how it frames some key global issues such as human rights and environment. - Develop critical analyses on key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations -Debate on future perspectives for international cooperation, via conference simulations and role play as well as a couple of social events to get introduced to international Geneva. - Discuss with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance in a time of high international uncertainties (prospective analytical tools)
Format : 26 hours of classes per week over 2 weeks
- Lectures with Faculty members from the Graduate Institute, Geneva - Afternoon workshops and visits of the United Nations - Small-group study and simulations - Model United Nations: Conference simulation where students are transformed into diplomats/government officials and learn how to negotiate - Roundtable on hot topic of international affairs - Individual advising on post-graduate studies and career in international affairs - Social events (optional) : discovery of the city of Geneva and friendly evenings with participants - Lectures and discussions concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.