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Geopolitical summer school

Description of Geopolitical Summer School

2017 summer school is officially set up.


  • The Geopolitical Summer School has a highly interactive character, with a focus on the various geopolitical traditions.

  • The module offers lectures, workshops and final student presentations.

  • It also involves an individual and a group assignment.


Geopolitical Summer School basic information

Period: 9-15th July 2017

Preferred pre-knowledge: awareness of major political, social and economic trends along with awareness of political situation in particular regions.

Evaluation: final group presentation/project

Number of participants: 15 - 25

ECTS: 4

Course fee: 390 EUR (120 EUR per person for sharing accommodation)

Language: English

Deadline: 30th June 2017. Please fill in the application form and send it, along with your CV to martin.riegl@fsv.cuni.cz by 30th June 2017.


More information in the pdf file.


Target Audience of Geopolitical Summer School

Students currently enrolled in Bachelor´s, Master’s or PhD´s degree programs in Geopolitics, Area Studies, Political Science, International Relations and Economics and other relevant fields. There are no age or country limits for the application.


Importance of Geopolitics

Geopolitics was for a long time forgotten and omitted way to analyse the international politics. With the return of revanschism, annexation as a political tool, or creation of un-governed and unrecognized territories its prominence as analytical tool comes back into spotlights.


The Geopolitical Summer School teaches students to

  a. 

become familiar with concepts theories of Classic, Realpolitik Geopolitics, NeoClassic Geopolitics. Critical Geopolitics and Russian Geopolitics

  b. 

understand geographic limits and potential of power

  c. 

analyse current geopolitical trends and threats

  d. 

understand the situation in particular region and external players


Academic Staff

Members of Geopolitical studies staff and external experts.



Literature for Geopolitical Summer School


  • Geopolitics: The Geography of International Relations by Saul Cohen, Rowman and Littlefield, 2008

  • Geopolitical Reader by G. O´Tuathail, 2006


How to apply

Please fill in the application form and send it, along with your CV to riegl@fsv.cuni.cz.


The selected participants will be notified.

  • The programme is intended for students who are currently enrolled in a college or university or recently graduated.

  • The application deadline is 30th June 2017.

  • Approximately 15 to 25 students will be admitted to the Summer University.

  • Students admitted to the program are expected to participate fully, which means attending all classes and lectures.

  • A good level of English is essential for successful participation in the Summer University.

  • Preliminary admitted students will be asked to confirm their attendance and pay the programme fee within two weeks.


Basic facts about previous Geopolitical Summer School: the EU as a Geopolitical Actor (2014)

  • 45 application forms received

  • 30% of students were admitted


Fees and Cost

The program fee is 390 EUR


What is included:

  • Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions, final group presentations, evaluation)

  • Evening program (guided tours, excursions etc.)

  • Reading materials (an on-line version will be at your disposal after enrolling)

  • Coffee breaks and lunches

  • Airport-pickup

  • Assistance during your stay in Prague

  • In case you are accepted, paid the fee, and find out that you cannot participate in the summer school for any reason, we will not refund the fee after 30th May 2017 (the sum will be used on administration costs, storno fees, transfer fees, labour costs and storno fees)


What is excluded:

  • Travel bursaries

  • Accommodation

  • Dinners

  • Pocket money

  • Medical insurance



Accommodation

Students, in case of interest, will be accommodated in a dormitory of Charles University situated in University campus in Jinonice. It is within walking distance to the Summer School venue (1 minute). Price is approximately 120 EUR for a shared room.


Address:

FSV UK, U Kříže 8, Prague 5, 150 00





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