ved Søren Sønderstrup - kontoret krogerup.dk
The course targets students with an interest in the threats and possibilities facing humanity on a global scale.
We will look at international relations, politics and current global concerns, while we learn about the driving forces of the 21st century.
The course covers international affairs based on their presentation in the media - or at other times forgotten by the same. Together, we will take a critical look at media stories and attempt to uncover the roots of conflicts and the hearts of subjects, mapping the players, the cultures and the people behind, with a focus on human rights issues and the dynamics of global trends and social movements.
Students are expected to contribute to the course by presenting topics as starting points for discussion and debate. A fair amount of online research and in depth preparation by the students is required as well as good understanding of English and motivation to take active part.
The lectures will cover global themes such as:
- transition, democracy and peace in conflict zones
- development and alternatives to development in the Global South
- climate, global sustainability and geopolitical shifts
- power and resistance, global activism and social movements engaging I North-South dialogue
- the crisis of capitalism and changing international power structures
- globalization and the consequences for our understanding the world
- brief introductions to international institutions and instruments
We will attempt to look into the future to locate answers to the challenges facing the global community, and we will come up with our own ideas for change and improvement of world affairs.
Guest teachers, invited speakers and visits to multilateral organizations, NGOs and other places of interest form part of the course.
Challenge your horizon – and engage in global action!
Studiekredsen er på engelsk, så de internationale elever kan deltage.