Summer Programme on International Affairs

In this five-week programme, undergraduate and graduate students will gain insight of international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment, and sustainable development issues. 

Summer Programme on International Affairs


  • Gain insights on international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, global health and digital technologies

  • Programme open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals with a keen interest in international affairs

  • Interact with leading experts  and build a strong international network

  • Students can earn 2 ECTS credits per week


Summer Programmes

Applications are now closed


Choose to follow the full programme or select the modules of your choosing!

Cinema, International Relations and Human RiGhts' advocacy


Cinema, International Relations and Human Rights Advocacy



MODULE 2: Security and Insecurity Today

Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics

  • 28 - 30 June 2021
    (morning or afternoon sessions CET)

  • Directed by Prof Davide Rodogno

  • This week will introduce students to the issues related to the uses and abuses of humanitarian politics and its history.

  • 2021 Online schedule

MODULE 3: Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics

Governance of Global Health in the 21st Century

  • This week will introduce students to the issues related to major global health challenges and key related questions in global governance.

  • 2021 Online schedule 

MODULE 4: Governance of Global Health in the 21st Century

Digital technologies, Democracy and international relations

  • This week will introduce students to the risks, benefits and opportunities that digital technologies may pose to peace, security, democracy, environmental sustainability, and human values.

  • 2021 Online schedule

MODULE 5: Digital Technologies, Democracy and International Relations


Contact us if you have any questions about this programme: 

Student experiences

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Nairobi, Kenya, 2020 participant

"I have learnt a lot from this short but fulfilling experience and it has renewed my zeal and passion for international affairs.

Hearing from the various presenters each week gave me hope that there is a possibility to change the global political sphere for the better."


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São Paulo, Brazil, 2020 participant

"From this course I will also take with me an amazing networking experience. The welcoming staff and colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures, as well as diverse professors and guests, made a great difference in how we perceived the subject matter.

I am leaving this course with more knowledge on global affairs, more awareness on career prospects and practice, and new life goals, hoping to return to the Institute in the near future."

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Abhinandan BANERJEE

New Delhi, India, 2020 participant

"Candidly, I was apprehensive about the effectiveness of the programme since it was being conducted online for the first time in the Institute’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, my apprehensions were completely unwarranted since the sessions were not only extensively well-researched but also exceptionally well-presented, despite any apparent logistical constraints.

The faculty members, each a renowned expert in their respective fields, did a stellar job of explaining the broad contours and frameworks of vast subjects like environmental governance, global health and the different paradigms of humanitarianism and security in international relations, all in a very short period of time. These sessions have now given me a strong foundation and a clear direction to understand and approach the field of international relations."