Europe is the cradle of liberal democracy, civil rights, and secular culture, yet also shaped by colonialist expansion, social engineering, and brutal tyrannies. In this program, we traverse the ambiguities of European history.
A study of how selective ways of remembering Europe’s past have shaped collective and individual identities. This course examines the complex web of competing historical narratives, studying concepts and discourses in the contemporary field of history and memory studies.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin-Warsaw
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany-Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
How are security threats defined and responded to in a changing Europe? Explore the complexity of European security and intelligence dilemmas in light of the movement of people and increased tensions among nations.
Europe is under pressure and what constitutes a security threat is changing, too: a larger Russian presence in the region and increased risk of terrorism, but also fundamentalist and right-wing tendencies, the risk of pandemics, cyber terrorism, and European governments struggling to respond in unison to increasing numbers of refugees. Drawing on European schools of thought within international security studies, this course explores current intelligence and security dilemmas in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: One international relations or political science course at university level.
You explore globalization and its impact on trade, capital, culture, and politics around the world. A particular focus is on European economies and challenges faced by the EU and its neighbors. You gain a deeper knowledge of theories within the field, and go on to apply and challenge economic thinking through discussions, Field Studies, and Study Tours.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Brussels-Paris or Moscow
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One course each in macro- and microeconomics, and one course in either intermediate or advanced macroeconomics, all at university level.