Case Study Weekends – Spring 2019
During the practice-oriented case study weekends, participants will:
- Be provided with advanced in-depth knowledge and skills to grasp and navigate the complex realities of international relations and deal with practical situations encountered by diplomats in their everyday practice;
- Focus on a variety of the most important global challenges and governance solutions;
- Develop practical skills such as negotiation, working in teams, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision making and leadership, through practical exercises and case studies;
The training sessions will take place at the heart of the most diplomatic neighborhood on the planet during the following weekends:
Weekend I (22 & 23 March 2019):
Newest Trends & Challenges in Human Rights Protection
Guided by the high-profile human rights experts through interactive discussions, the participants will focus on the most recent trends and challenges in human rights protection and the need for reforms of the existing mechanisms. They will discuss key jurisprudence, including the controversies of the current cases (Venezuela, Catalonia), will foresee the perspectives, and get ready to make an impact in this field.
Weekend II (17 & 18 May 2019):
Transforming Global Governance for the 21st Century: International Institutions & Rising Powers
Through thought-provoking dialogues, the intensive weekend course will deeply examine the paradigm shifts in global governance, which bring the need for a changing role of the United Nations. The course will draw conclusions on the efficiency of the UN response to the recent armed conflicts, and explore the role of transnational hybrid organizations. The participants will get prepared to play a crucial role in making the change happen through their everyday diplomatic activities.
Weekend III (24 & 25 May 2019)
Based on collaborative learning, the advanced course will integrate different perspectives on humanitarian action: communications and confidence building with the key decision makers, engaging with other humanitarian actors in the field, as well as the practical insights into humanitarian advocacy and diplomacy, to make sure that vulnerable populations get access to the aid.