Global Studies

Globalization is producing a growing interdependence of states, economies, societies, cultures, and people. The 3rd 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. 

Programme 2022

The Summer School focuses on the most important economic and political implications of climate change and increasing migration flows, on both a regional and global scale.

The 2022 program will cover significant topics such as global financeinternational relations and lawclimate change and international policies, military power, and global food systems and sustainability. 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.

Finally, students will have the opportunity to attend a “Country profile workshop”, where they will be required to actively participate in the analysis of the physical, political, economic and military profile of a Country of their choice.

Prerequisites: a background in the topics is not necessary, but a basic knowledge of economics (high school level) is assumed.

Programme Director

Prof. Stefano Soriani

The teaching staff includes lecturers from Ca’ Foscari University and the Maritime Military Studies Institute of the Italian Military Navy.


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

Covid-19 provisions

We expect to offer our Summer School on campus, but as the pandemic continues to evolve, the Summer School may be offered online, if possible.

Students can attend classes by booking their seat online. Each course will have a Moodle page detailing all course information, contacts, and activities, as well as online classes, if any.

All on-campus lessons and activities are organised in safety and in accordance with the latest governmental regulations and restrictions concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last update: 20/01/2022