The European Union in Global Governance

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The European Union in Global Governance

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Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Compa...
Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Company and Deutsche Bank - three of the most innovative and successful companies in the world - declared iversity a Lighthouse Project in Higher Education, a prestigious and highly sought after international honor. PC Magazine named Iversity as one of the best websites of 2013. Iversity's broad range of courses led by the best professors in the world gives you access to previously unattainable knowledge.

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The study of the EU as an international actor has become a key element in European and International Law, European Studies and International Relations. The EU represents the world's largest trade power and aid donor, has a diplomatic service larger than that of most states, and has launched more than 20 civil-military operations. It has presented itself as a normative, global actor, and its emergence as a legal entity that is neither a state nor a classic international organization has both puzzled and fascinated legal scholars and political scientists alike. We invite students to delve into and help solve the most intriguing of these puzzles. We represent a consortium of academics from the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute in Florence (http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs) and the Chair for European and International Eco... The study of the EU as an international actor has become a key element in European and International Law, European Studies and International Relations. The EU represents the world's largest trade power and aid donor, has a diplomatic service larger than that of most states, and has launched more than 20 civil-military operations. It has presented itself as a normative, global actor, and its emergence as a legal entity that is neither a state nor a classic international organization has both puzzled and fascinated legal scholars and political scientists alike. We invite students to delve into and help solve the most intriguing of these puzzles. We represent a consortium of academics from the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute in Florence (http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs) and the Chair for European and International Economic Law at the University of Passau (http://www.jura.uni-passau.de/herrmann.html). We have come together guided by the vision of providing cutting-edge expertise on the many facets of this fast-evolving field to the greatest number of students. The course breaks down the EU's role in Global Governance into 10 key themes, the main concepts of which will be introduced by leading authorities. The themes combine cultural, legal and political science questions, making this course a truly interdisciplinary experience: 1. European Identity in a Globalising World: Inside & Outside Perspectives 2. Legal Powers of the EU as a Global Actor 3. The European External Action Service and its Instruments 4. The EU, International Law, and the Promotion of Human Rights 5. The EU in Trade, Development and Monetary Affairs 6. The EU in Energy Governance 7. The EU, the Environment and Climate Change 8. Militarizing the EU? The Common Security and Defence Policy 9. The European Neighbourhood & the Challenge of Migration 10. Interregionalism & Multipolarity: The EU in a Changing World Each topic will be introduced by our experts in concise concept lectures using visual aids (e.g. maps, tables, graphs, mindmaps/Euler diagrams), providing the students with an overview of the topic, outline the main points of view and controversies, and highlight its practical relevance. The visual aids help to make complex issues accessible, such as the institutional setup of EU foreign policy, the geographical delimitation of its spheres of external action, or the new legal procedures to conclude international agreements by the EU. The concept videos serve as the rallying point for each session and as a thread running through the course, and will be combined with readings, online discussion and quizzes, as well as position papers and short essays. While our team of senior experts will be on standby to answer questions, discussions and evaluations will be P2P, under the guidance of a team of specialist grad students at our institutions. Learning objectives This course will equip students with answers to the following questions: 1. What are the main challenges the EU and its Member States is facing in the world today, and how do they affect us personally? 2. What means does the EU have at its disposal to tackle these challenges, and how do we evaluate its performance? 3. How does the EU fit into the main theoretical approaches to International Relations? 4. What are the key legal principles and political realities governing EU external relations, its relationship with its Member States and citizens, and the outside world? 5. How do Globalization and Europeanization affect our identity as citizens?
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This is a quite deep look at the subject of the EU and its foreign relations, it is delivered by a multi-University, multi-Lecturer  team (see main description) , consisting of six main modules (with individual quizzes), a mid term p2p essay and a final exam (similar in style to the quizzes). The taught modules have both video lectures and supporting documentation (usually an EU report). I was impressed with the organisation, delivery and objectivity of the course. This one is worth doing both for general interest and those students either studying or considering studying Politics or International Relations.
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