Contemporary Debates in International Studies
Credits: 4 ECTS
The course aims to take the student through a range of contemporary debates related to the different fields of international studies. The course will focus upon major international debates (e.g. humanitarian intervention vs. sovereignty; ‘ownership’ in international development assistance; the role of global, regional or local actors in global governance structures) with the purpose of examining the polemics behind these issues. Students are expected to explore conflicting viewpoints
- Student moderator of 1 debating seminar (preparation of talking points) (15%)
- Participation in seminars (35%)
- Final Essay of 2000 words related to one of the contemporary debates covered in class (50%).