Globalization is producing a growing interdependence of states, economies, societies, cultures, and people. The 2nd International Summer School in Global Studies focuses on globally shared issues such as global economies and inequalities, major trends that affect contemporary geopolitics and geo-economy, development and the environment from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Through lectures and seminars, students will acquire the knowledge and competencies for understanding the complexity of today’s global system and its main implications for economic governance and policy. Moreover, a module on Leadership and Management, and a multidisciplinary laboratory on staff and communication skills will allow participants to become familiar with the most effective approaches to conflict management and leadership dynamics.
The Summer School also focuses on the most important economic and political implications of climate change and increasing migration flows, on both a regional and global scale. Finally, the School 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 2019, from 1st to 19th, for a total of 64 contact hours, amounting to 12 university credits to be recognized by the participants’ home university.
Prerequisites: a background in the topics is not necessary, but a basic knowledge of economics (high school level) is assumed.
Prof. Stefano Soriani, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Prof. Giancarlo Corò, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Prof. Fabrizio Marrella, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Dott. Francesco Caloia,Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Prof. Andrea Pontiggia, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Dr. Teresa Randazzo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Dr Francesco Zampieri, Naval College
Dr. Stefano Crementieri, Naval College
Dr. Francesco Zampieri, Naval College
Participants will analyze the physical, political, economic and military profile of the Country selected, focusing the power’s elements and the critical issues, the relations with the other Countries of the area and the possible geopolitical evolution. The output of this analysis will be a paper of 10 pp. focused on a country or an area of interest. The paper will analyze the impact of the physical, political, economic and military dimension. The sources for the application will be the contents of the lesson, the studies and the books of the Library of the Naval Staff College and the internet (a list of the sites of interests will be presented to the students).
Students can request to recognise the credits as electives or for extra credit for most Ca' Foscari degree programmes. Additionally, the following courses can be substituted ("equipollenze") by the Summer School in Global Studies:
Further information on how to apply for credit recognition as a Ca' Foscari student will be available online shortly.
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).
Shared accommodation in Venice's city centre at a student residence (shared double or triple room) can be reserved through the SIE. Students will be required to contact the accommodation provider for confirmation and payment following programme confirmation. For specific needs or requests please let us know well in advance; requests may incur additional costs.
Reservations will be made for check-in on the Sunday before the programme starts, and check-out the Saturday after the programme finishes. Please note that prices are approximate and will be confirmed once the booking has been reserved.
Fees for the full 3 weeks cost €600. Ca' Foscari students receive a discount and will pay €350.
Programme fees cover all instruction, student administration (including the issue of a final transcript) and orientation. All participants will have access to the University Wifi network in all University buildings (including at the libraries and the cafeterias).
Applications have now been closed. Candidates on the waitlist will be contacted in a few weeks time should a place become available.
Following the application deadline you will be sent an email confirming the activation of the programme. Should the Summer School not meet the minimum number of enrolments you will be reimbursed for the full amount transferred.
Following this confirmation email students who have reserved accommodation will be contacted with details on how to confirm the booking.
Payment must be made by bank transfer/wire to the following account:
Account name: Ca’ Foscari School for International Education (CFSIE)
Account number: 46603825
Bank name/address: Banca Popolare FRIULADRIA, San Marco 4121 Salizada San Luca, 30124 VENEZIA
IBAN: IT 96 U 05336 02020 000046603825
Reference: "Global Studies 2019 - student name"
For international transfers, SWIFT code: BPPNIT2P326
All transfer fees are to be covered by the student.
NB: students must send confirmation of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update: 18/04/2019