Summer School Courses

Summer School Courses

With this module, explore your interests in one of our four focus areas on International and European affairs, including issues such as conflict resolution approaches (terrorism, war, migration), the place of religion in the European public sphere, the Eurozone crisis, European identity and values, etc... 

Most of courses are conducted by world-renowned International professors and researchers in their respective domains of expertise.

Rethinking the European Union

The course provides an overview of the state of the European Union in the 2020s. It begins with an introduction to the subject matter and the recent history of the European Union, beginning with the Lisbon Treaty, the Eurozone crisis, Brexit and Covid. Contemporary European integration is then examined through three lenses: European identity, democratic legitimacy and effectiveness. We then take a closer look at the case study of Brexit and how to interpret what it could mean for the European Union. Lastly, we examine prospects for the European Union over the next 30 years.    

International Justice: Policy & Practice

This seminar will explore the legal and policy options available in the wake of massive violations of human rights.  It will examine the revolutionary emergence of a “system of international justice” over the past two decades and how this system functions.  It will consider war crimes trials before international, hybrid international-national, and national courts. It will wrestle with criticisms of international justice and how these can be overcome.


 Religion in the migration experience: from state policies to family strategies

This course addresses the nexus between migration and religion in its multiple structural, social and relational facets. The focus is twofold: on the one hand, it analyzes the commitment of sending and receiving states in dealing with the "religion of migrants," particularly Islam. On the other, moving into a more private sphere, it examines the strategies of migrant families in reproducing and transmitting religious practices by looking at their transnational and diasporic ties. Both aspects are investigated in light of the "contrast" between "Muslim immigrants" and "secular Europe" accentuated by certain policies and discourses and experienced, discussed and contested in both the public and private spheres by migrants.

Challenges of international law, a French perspective

The lectures will examine the legal regime applicable to refugees, focusing on the legal definition of "refugee", “asylum” and "migrant”. We will look more closely at the work of the French Asylum Court to see how this legal regime is applied in practice. We will conclude by focusing on a specific case study, that of granting asylum for girls and women threatened by the practice of FGM.

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During the Summer School, students have the opportunity to follow one, two, three or four elective courses (one course per week).

35 hours of French language classes are also included.

Students will be able to validate 12 ECTS.

Interactive lectures, Case study, Projects, Research, Seminars.

Students are assessed through participation to lectures, seminars and through dissertations on the courses they attended during the summer school.

The student should know some basic notions of EU Affairs.