Sustainable Futures Summer School

Sustainable Futures Summer School

The 2018 programme comprises the following courses (subject to minor modifications and adjustments):
Module 1: Global Environment, Energy and Risk (one week)
Module 2: Economics of Climate Change (one week)
Module 3: Sustainable Futures: Module 1 AND Module 2 (two weeks)

WEEK 1
25 - 29 June
MODULE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND RISK (M1)

Description
  • 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.

WEEK 2
2 - 6 July
MODULE ON ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (M2)

Description
This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present.
After having covered the basic scientific findings, participants will be presented with the Integrated Assessment Framework, Cost Benefit Analysis and international climate policy analysis. Econometric techniques to measure different socio economic impacts and the implications in terms of governance will also be presented.
Then, adaptation and mitigation strategies will be reviewed and presented. Emphasis is placed on agriculture in the developing world. The module is composed by a mix of lectures, seminars and group work jointly with the UNCTAD-UNIGE Sustainability Research Centre.

Subjects

  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Studies

Related Programs

WIPO - University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property

The University of Geneva, together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will organize a two-weeks WIPO-University of Geneva Summer School on Intellectual Property (June 26 to July 7). The Summer School takes place during the first week (June 26 to June 27) in the premises of the University of Geneva Law School, and during the second week (July 3 to July 7) at the WIPO headquarters. The Summer School is open to approximately 60 senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline (from law to economics).

The Summer School offers an invaluable education program in intellectual property (IP). Selected applicants will be notified one week after the registration deadline that shall be made online on the WIPO website (see below 5) except for applicants from the University of Geneva who can apply for a free participation (see tab Application).

The objective of the Summer School is to provide an opportunity for advanced students or young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP, and to gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development and the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP.

The Summer School program covers all main areas of IP (namely, patent law, trademarks, designs and copyright) through a pragmatic, interactive approach. Lecturers are intellectual property experts at WIPO, the University of Geneva, or other institutions.

See the program of previous editions of the WIPO-Unige Summer School available at: https://www.unige.ch/droit/pi/summer-school/wipo-summer-school/

University of Geneva

8-10 Passage Daniel Baud Bovy

International Cultural Heritage Law

June 18 - 29, 2018 (2 weeks)

The summer school is organized by the Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Law.
The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law, namely: the trade in cultural objects; the restitution of stolen or looted artworks; the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters; the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and of the diversity of cultural expressions.
The lecturers will examine the legal instruments adopted by UNESCO and the United Nations, such as the ‘Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict’, the ‘Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property’, the ‘Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’, and the ‘Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’.
In order to offer an up-to-date glance at international cultural heritage law, the lecturers will describe its complex relationship with other fields of law – namely general international law, human rights law, and intellectual property law – and with the issue of dispute settlement. Moreover, the lecturers will provide an overview of the different ideological positions of the relevant stakeholders and of the risks and liabilities in the art trade.
The summer course includes lectures at the University of Geneva and at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as one field trip to one Swiss UNESCO World Heritage site, either the city of Berne or Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces.

Target Audience
The course welcomes applications from upper-year undergraduates, master’s degree students and PhD candidates in law and all other faculties, including art history, archaeology, sociology and anthropology. Practitioners, non-specialists and art enthusiasts may also apply.

Evaluation
The summer school may earn you the equivalence of 3 ECTS credit points. Evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation and a presentation on the last day of the course.

University of Geneva

8-10 Passage Daniel Baud Bovy

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