2011 International Summer Schools
For the past five years, a growing number of citizens interested in international affairs have taken part in the International Summer Schools of the Centre for International Studies at the Université de Montréal (CERIUM).
These intensive seminars, taking place over six days and led by a dozen experts, are open to graduate students, undergraduates (under some conditions), concerned citizens, members of NGOs, business people and other members of the public.
It is possible to register weekly or daily, focus on a theme by enrolling in a variety of seminars offered simultaneously or obtain a pass providing full access to all of the seminars offered in the summer program.
CERIUM’s International Summer Schools will be held from July 4th to July 16th, 2011.
For students, our summer schools count for three credits at the Masters level and are open, under some conditions, to those in their final undergraduate year. In many cases, additional seminars may be taken by credited students. These are usually offered immediately prior to and after the conference week.
CERIUM offers also distinct but simultaneous versions of its summer school seminars in French.
Read the notice for undergraduate students.
2011 International Summer Schools:
First Week 4-9 July 2011
Chinese, North American and European experts offer a six-day, in-depth examination of China. Among the topics covered: China’s economy and social safety net, human rights in China, the rule of law and the enduring strength of the ruling Communist Party.
USA 2011: A Nation on the Edge?
Political, economic, cultural and social changes have been under way in the United States since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. American and Canadian experts explain and analyze these changes.
Human rights on Earth: A diagnosis
Six days of intensive training on human rights. Subjects include the evolution of human rights internationally and the universal periodic review mechanism of the Council on Human Rights.
The candinavian model: tools for success
Six days to present and analyze the elements of the so-called "Scandinavian model", initially developed as they did before 1970 in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, and how it has evolved since the early twenty-first century.
Second Week: 11-16 July 2011
The Arab Spring
Experts analyze the current situation in the Arab world. Among the topics covered : Historical Overview; The role of women, youth, social networks and the role of the army; Islam in the Arab Revolutions; Oil and Economics; Case Studies: Egypt and the Gulf, Tunisia, Libya, North Africa, the impact on Iran, The Great Powers and the Arab spring, Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian ...
A simulation in which a country’s government and largest bank have fallen. Divided into groups (representing the U.S., NATO, the IMF and the World Bank), participants are given six days to find a resolution to the crisis.
“The CERIUM runs a serious program that is at once educational and very enjoyable. The courses typically include regular instructors and invited participants of a very high quality. Even better, the student body is very international and very diverse (including working professionals, MA students, and undergrads mixed together). The internationally-renowned jazz festival occurs during the first week of their summer session and Montreal is a blast.”
Charles Noble, Chair, Political Science Dept, USC Long Beach, Ca.
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