Global governance is a complex and dynamic process through which public, private, and civil society actors having different, and sometimes conflicting, interests and perspectives seek to address common issues and problems. This intensive course critically examines contemporary global governance structures and efforts with a particular focus on achieving economic development that is environmentally sound and socially inclusive. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the many different roles that states, inter-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations play in global governance in the early parts of the 21st Century. The course is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who specialize in international relations, political science, public health, development and environmental studies, and other related fields. It draws on the unparalleled resources of Geneva as a hub of global politics and policy-making. The course combines rigorous coursework and extensive in-class discussions on key governance challenges with field trips to the offices of international organizations working on development, environment, and human security issues as well as topical presentations by professionals located in Geneva and working in international affairs. The presence of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Red Cross, and more than 250 other major organizations contribute to the uniqueness of Geneva. Located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the population is one-third non-Swiss, making it one of Europe’s most international metropolitan centers. All coursework and field trips will be carried out in English, the common language of Geneva’s multilingual and cosmopolitan community.
888 Commonwealth Avenue, United States
The Padua Italian and European Studies Program offers a semester of study in the historic and lively university town of Padua (Padova) Italy, located 20 miles west of Venice. Designed for students with no previous background in Italian, the program combines a beginning Italian language course with elective coursework in English in a variety of fields. All courses are taught by local faculty either at the BU Padua Academic Center or at the University of Padua. Excursions within Padua and to neighboring sites complement the curriculum for a truly immersive experience in this historically and artistically rich Italian region. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 16 Boston University credits.
5 Elliott Street, Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
The Auckland Management Internship Program offers management experience in New Zealand combined with courses at the University of Auckland.