- This course is an intense program on environmental governance, sustainability and energy dynamics across the globe.
- During this program participants will study new sets of risks associated with these global dynamics of change and energy development by engaging with representatives from key international institutions.
- The program is taught by faculty from UNIGE and renowned partner universities.
- Lectures will be held at Geneva-based governmental and non-governmental international organizations ( eg. UN, World Economic Forum, IRCA, WTO, WHO and UNEP etc.).
- This program delves deep into current international deliberations and their impacts on societies and cities.
- Students will discover the role, significance and contribution of Geneva to global circuits of change.
- Equivalence of 6 ECTS credits (45-60 hours of lecture)
- Understanding the interconnectedness of global and local challenges related to environment, energy and risk
- Overview of key research findings and governance experience
- Insight into selected research methods and analytical tools
- Knowledge about how international organisations and local players engage themselves and what drivers and barriers are
- Experience in interacting with experts and peers from various backgrounds
- Training of skills in discussion of complex issues, presentation and written reporting
Evaluation and grading
- Class participation (25%)
- Paper (50%)
- Group presentation (25%)
Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally has led to one of the core strengths of the University of Geneva to be within the domain of international human rights laws and policies.
The Summer School ‘Children at the Heart of Human Rights’ is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to engage with leading experts in a dynamic scientific interdisciplinary environment. It is the perfect academic and professional preparation experience for those students interested in children’s rights and international human rights organizations.
The course is shaped to bring out the best of current issues in the international debate on children’s rights studies and policies. It will examine these issues with an interdisciplinary perspective and investigate different international legal instruments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties and standard-setting instruments. This programme is characterized by a deep dive into the following :
the interplay between theory and practice in the field of children's rights,
the international perspective promoted by the lecturers from different regions of the world,
field visits to several UN Agencies, international humanitarian organisations and NGOs, located in Geneva
The blending of all these features will favour a vibrant, challenging and fruitful interactive learning atmosphere.
Equivalence of 4 ECTS
Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.