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The essence of Foreign Policy: theory and some case studies

6 hour course by Pere Vilanova (Universitat de Barcelona-IBEI)

  • Schedule: 26, 27 & 28 June 2023 (11:30–13:30)

In this course we will explore foreign policy, from the theory and practice perspective, and the World Political System (WPS). Also, we will study the different models of Foreign Policy, and the actors and decision Making Processes associated. Finally, in the last session we will analyze some case studies in Central-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Pere Vilanova is Emeritus Professor of Political Science and the Administration, Faculty of Law at the Universitat de Barcelona. From 1994 to 1999 he was Head of Studies for the degree course in Political Science and the Administration, and from 1999 to 2003 he was director of the department’s. He has given classes and seminars in Nicaragua, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Holland, Mexico, the United States, Canada, the Middle East, China, Japan and other countries. From 1993 to 2003 he was a magistrate in the Constitutional Court of Andorra, and from 2000 to 2002, he was the court's president. In 1996, he was head of the legal office of EUAM (European Union Administration of Mostar). Adviser to Mr Carlos Westendorp, Head of the OHR (Office of the High Representative) in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1998 and 2000.