Global Studies

Globalization is producing a growing interdependence of states, economies, societies, cultures, and people. The 1st International Summer School in Global Studies aims to offer an updated exposition of the most important trends that are affecting the process of globalization, from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Through lectures and seminars, students will acquire the knowledge and competences for understanding the complexity of today’s global system and main implication for economic governance and policy. Moreover, a multidisciplinary laboratory on Staff and communication skills and on Emotional and social competences will allow participants to become familiar with the most important approaches to conflict management and leadership dynamics.
The Summer School also includes a “Country profile workshop”, where participants are required to actively participate in the analysis of the physical, political, economic and military profile of a Country of their choice.
The teaching staff includes lecturers from Ca’ Foscari University and the Maritime Military Studies Institute of the Italian Military Navy.


Lessons and workshops are scheduled over 3 weeks in July, from 9th to 28th, for a total of 60 contact hours, amounting to 12 university credits to be recognized by the participants’ home university.




International Law - prof. Fabrizio Marrella, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

  • Introduction to International Law
  • Introduction to European Law

Globalization - prof. Giancarlo Corò, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

  • Why Globalisation is in trouble? Economic growth, digital technologies and rising inequalities
  • Global economy and local strategies: new capabilities for sustainable development

Geopolitics and Geoeconomy - prof. Stefano Soriani, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

  • Globalisation, new economic geography, and multi-level and multi-actors governance
  • Development, environmental sustainability and geopolitics
  • The Mediterranean: a space of conflict? A space of opportunities?

Introduction to Micro and Macroeconomics - dott. Francesco Caloia

Leadership and Management - prof. Andrea Pontiggia, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

  • Leadership and Management: Cross-Cultural Contexts and Global Organizations

Military power and international relations - prof. Francesco Zampieri, Naval College

  • The impact of military power on International Relations
  • Sea Power as a key factor in the “Blue Century”
  • The Second Nuclear Age: new trends in management of  nuclear power


Emotional and Social Competences Lab - Dr Laura Cortellazzo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Staff and conmmunication Skills - Dr Stefano Crementieri, Naval College

Country Profile Workshop - Prof. Francesco Zampieri, Dr. Antonino Lo Duca, Naval College

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Venice: the beauty, history and magic of the city provide a unique setting. Classes will be held in the majestic buildings of the Arsenale of Venice, at the Italian Military Navy base (base della Marina Militare).


For the 3-week programme € 600,00

The programm cost covers all instruction, student administration (including the issue of a final transcript) and orientation. 

Reduced fees: students enrolled at Ca' Foscari will receive a 50% discount on the programme cost

How to apply

Application to be filled out online by June 5th 2018.

Last update: 04/10/2018