Second Online Summer School on Comparative Regionalism: The Future of Regionalism After the COVID-19 Pandemic
The global Covid-19 pandemic set forth concurrent debates on the future of global and international order(s), and amplified existing socio-economic, political and geopolitical tensions in the world. These debates, accelerated by the global pandemic, acquire even more urgency and importance in the context of the war in Ukraine. Given the nature of these challenges, regionalism takes a central position in the debates. Such pressing issues as the reinvention of the role of states and regional organizations, acceleration of geopolitical reordering of the world politics, or debates around the topic of return to new Cold War necessitate closer attention to the important role, potential and future of regionalism in the in post-COVID-19 world. This online summer school brings together an excellent group of scholars of regionalism from different countries and backgrounds to discuss the future of regionalism in post-pandemic world order.
The main objective of the Second Online Summer School on Comparative Regionalism: The Future of Regionalism after Global Pandemics is to expose participants to the field of research on comparative regionalism in the context of post-pandemic world order, inviting them to rethink the role of regions and regional frameworks in addressing socio-economic, political, and geopolitical challenges. Participants will be introduced to major cases and main theoretical and methodological frameworks used in comparative regionalism studies, in particular issue of regionalism after COVID-19. The summer school will afford students from around the world the opportunity to learn from and interact with accomplished scholars of comparative regionalism. It builds upon a successful experience of first summer school on regionalism, organised in June 2021, which brought together almost 60 participants from 23 countries. As such, it represents a valuable opportunity for those with a keen interest in regional integration and cooperation issues to improve their knowledge of regionalism and to build long-lasting academic networks in this sphere. The school will consist of invited speeches, lectures and workshops. Information on speakers and topics are found below. Detailed information on lectures, workshops and assignments will be provided to students after selection.
Course content, instructors and schedule
The summer school will be hosted virtually by the Postgraduate School, Airlangga University, Indonesia, in collaboration with United Nations University Institute Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Belgium, and the International School of Economics of M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, Kazakhstan, on 30 May-3 June 2022. The course would be accredited as 5 ECTS. Participants will receive a certificate of completion signed by organising entities. They will be required to submit a short reflection paper (1000 words) and partake in a group presentation in order to receive a certificate. Participants will receive course modules and materials as according to the topics and scheme beforehand.
The summer school is open to
- Students (undergraduate, master, and early PhD)
- Business professionals
- Others who are interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge and advanced understanding of regional integration processes in the world.
No tuition fee/admission fees will be charged.
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